Attracting birds

I bought a packet of seeds yesterday called calindrinia bianca - a flowering herb that apparently provides food for birds. It's a spreading plant with pretty white flowers. Never heard of this herb, does anyone know anything about it? Is it edible to humans, or useful medicinally? Can't find any useful info on it online and it isn't mentioned in any of my gardening books either. 

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  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    Hi Angie, i cant find anything other than what you have medicinal herb sorry,

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,806

    Googling suggests that it's a form of Calindrinia ciliata  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calandrinia_ciliata , but I know nothing more than that. 

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  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 949

    I agree with Dove. There seems to be some variation in the spelling - spelt with an 'a' it is in my RHS book and comes from the Portulacaceae family and comes from a lot warmer climate than here - South America.

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