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Camphorosma monspeliaca - L.

Common Name
Family Chenopodiaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Saline soils and dry waste places, north to latitude 53°north in eastern central Russia[50].
Range Southeastern Europe - Mediterranean to Siberia, western and eastern Asia.
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Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Camphorosma monspeliaca


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Camphorosma monspeliaca

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Camphorosma monspeliaca is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 8. It is in leaf all year, in flower in July, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline and saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Antiasthmatic  Diaphoretic  Diuretic  Emmenagogue  Expectorant  Stimulant

Antiasthmatic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant[61].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

Prefers a sandy soil[245]. It succeeds on sunny slopes in the warmer maritime areas of Britain[11. 166. 182], it is probably not hardy in other areas of the country. The stems and leaves emit a powerful camphor-like scent[50, 182, 245].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no details of this species but would suggest that it is best sown in late winter or early spring in a freely-draining compost in a greenhouse with the seed only just covered. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Grow on the plants for at least the first winter in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring or early summer.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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