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Pterospora andromedea - Nutt.

Common Name Woodland Pinedrops
Family Pyrolaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Pine woods
Range N. America
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Pterospora andromedea Woodland Pinedrops


Pterospora andromedea Woodland Pinedrops
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Physical Characteristics

 
Pterospora andromedea is a . The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Edible Uses

Stems - raw or cooked[257]. They can be roasted or baked under the fire 'like mushrooms'[257].

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Medicinal Uses

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The stems and berries are astringent, disinfectant and haemostatic[257]. A cold infusion of the ground stems and berries has been used in the treatment of lung haemorrhages and nose bleeds[257]. An infusion of the roots has been used in the treatment of gonorrhoea[257].

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Other Uses

None known

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Cultivation details

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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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