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Pulsatilla dahurica - (Fisch.)Spreng.

Common Name
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards Although no mention has been seen for this species, at least one member of the genus is slightly toxic, the toxins being dissipated by heat or by drying the plant[65].
Habitats River pebbles, open or shrub-covered[74]. Alpine meadows[200].
Range E. Asia - N. China, Japan, E. Siberia.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Pulsatilla dahurica


Pulsatilla dahurica

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Pulsatilla dahurica is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower from May to June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Analgesic  Antiinflammatory  Antispasmodic  Cardiotonic  Dysentery  Hypnotic  Sedative

The root is anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, astringent and sedative[174, 176, 218]. The root is an effective cure for bacterial and amoebic dysentery[176, 218]. It is also used in the treatment of nose bleeds and haemorrhoids and is used externally to treat Trichomonas vaginitis[176]. The fresh herb is a cardiac and nervous sedative, producing a hypnotic state with a diminution of the senses followed by a paralysing action[218]. A constituent similar to digitalis can be extracted from the whole herb with the roots removed[176]. This is cardiotonic[176].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a well-drained humus-rich gritty soil and a sunny position[200]. Tolerant of alkaline soils[200]. This species is closely related to P. cernua[200]. Large plants have a deep woody rootstock and transplant badly[200]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in early summer in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in about 2 - 3 weeks. Sow stored seed in late winter in a cold frame. Germination takes about 1 - 6 months at 15°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the spring. Root cuttings, 4cm long taken in early winter, potted up in a mixture of peat and sand[175]. They can also be taken in July/August, planted vertically in pots in a greenhouse or frame.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Pulsatilla cernua Perennial0.2 4-8  LMNM12 
Pulsatilla chinensisBai Tou WengPerennial0.3 5-9  LMNM03 
Pulsatilla koreanaKorean Pasque FlowerPerennial0.3 -  LMNM02 
Pulsatilla patensPasque Flower, Eastern pasqueflower, Cutleaf anemonePerennial0.5 4-8  LMNM02 
Pulsatilla pratensisPasque FlowerPerennial0.5 4-8  LMNDM023
Pulsatilla vulgarisPasque Flower, European pasqueflowerPerennial0.2 4-8  LMNDM033

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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