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Saussurea lyrata - Franch.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range E. Asia - China.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Saussurea lyrata


Saussurea lyrata

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Saussurea lyrata is a PERENNIAL. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Young leaves and flower buds - cooked[177].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in most soils in a sunny well-drained position[1].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. Surface sow, or only just cover the seed, and make sure that the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Division in spring might be possible.

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Saussurea affinis Biennial0.6 -  LMHNM11 
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Saussurea diamantica Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Saussurea gracilis Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Saussurea graminifolia Perennial0.2 -  LMHSNM02 
Saussurea grandifolia Perennial0.0 -  LMHNM10 
Saussurea maximowiczii Perennial1.5 -  LMHSNM10 
Saussurea obvallata Perennial0.3 -  LMHSNM02 
Saussurea parviflora Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Saussurea pulchella Perennial1.5 3-7  LMHSNM10 
Saussurea roylei Perennial0.5 -  LMHSNM02 
Saussurea serrata amurensis Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
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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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