Urginea maritima

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Related to Scilla maritima: sea squill

sea onion

Herbal medicine
A cabbage-like plant that grows in the sandy soils of the Mediterranean rim and South Africa. Of the two variants—red and white squill—the latter is of greater use as a herb, as it has less of the toxin scilliroside; the active principles in squill are antitussive, cardiotonic (due to scillarens A and B), diuretic and expectorant.

Toxicity
Scilliroside is a potent emetic, and was formerly used as a rat poison.

Urginea maritima,

n See squill.