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Fedia cornucopiae - (L.)Gaertn.

Common Name
Family Valerianaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Fields and waste places, pastures, rocks and sands.
Range S. Europe.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Fedia cornucopiae


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Fedia cornucopiae is a ANNUAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is not frost tender. It is 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), 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 dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[2, 27, 37, 46, 61]. A mild flavour. The plant quickly forms rosettes of leaves in hot weather when corn salad is not available[183].

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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

Succeeds in any good garden soil[1] preferring a warm light soil[37] and a sunny position[200]. This species is sometimes cultivated as a salad crop[2].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring. If you have sufficient seed, then it can be sown in situ in the middle of spring[1]. In areas that experience few frosts an outdoor sowing in situ in early autumn will produce larger plants[200].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
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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Author

(L.)Gaertn.

Botanical References

50200

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