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Lysimachia christiniae - Hance.

Common Name Jin Qian Cao
Family Primulaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grassy thickets along roadsides[147]. Damp areas along streamsides, open forests and forest margins at elevations of 500 - 2300 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Lysimachia christiniae Jin Qian Cao


Lysimachia christiniae Jin Qian Cao

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lysimachia christiniae is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from May to July. 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 can grow in heavy clay soil. 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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Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Antiphlogistic  Cholagogue  Depurative  Diuretic  Febrifuge  Lithontripic

The whole plant is antiphlogistic, cholagogue, depurative, diuretic, febrifuge and lithontripic[147, 176]. A decoction is used in the treatment of abscesses, burns, bites, kidney stones, gallbladder stones, inflammation etc[147, 218, 254]. It is also used to treat mushroom poisoning and drug poisoning[147].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. An easily grown plant, succeeding in a moist loamy soil[1]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233].

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Propagation

Seed - sow autumn in a cold frame[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[200]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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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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