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Eupatorium chinense - L.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mountains all over Japan. Open and deforested areas at elevations of 2000 - 2600 metres in Nepal[272].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Eupatorium chinense


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Eupatorium chinense is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.8 m (6ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
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 can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment

The young leaves are used as a flavouring[177].

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Medicinal Uses

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Anodyne  Carminative  Diuretic  Nervine  Vermifuge  Women's complaints

The leaves are anodyne, carminative, diuretic, nervine and vermifuge[218]. An infusion is used in the treatment of colds, diphtheria and rheumatoid arthritis[238]. The leaves and stems are harvested in the summer before the flower buds open, and are dried for later use[238]. The seed is prescribed in China for the '36 diseases of women'[218]. The root is considered to be beneficial to the circulation and a restorative to women after parturition[218]. The roots are harvested in the autumn and dried for later use[238]. The milky latex is applied to treat goitre[272].

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Other Uses

The powdered plant is used in Nepal to prepare marcha, a fermenting cake from which liquor is distilled[272].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in ordinary well-drained but moisture retentive garden soil in sun or part shade[200]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. A polymorphic species[58].

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[111]. Very easy, the clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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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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