False pepper

Scientific name:  Schinus molle
Continent: South America
Fruit:  Yes
Fallen Leaf:  No
Toxic:  No
Size:  6 - 10 m

Yellow or greenish flowers with tiny, bright pink fruits

The false pepper tree is a weeping tree with fern-like leaves from South America. Its flowers are grouped in hanging panicles of yellowish or greenish-yellow color, with a bright pink fruit, the size of a peppercorn. The seed is used as a substitute for pepper to make alcoholic beverages and to dye fabrics. The leaves prepared in infusion are considered an effective remedy against migraine headaches.

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