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Seseli libanotis - (L.)Koch.

Common Name mooncarrot
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rough bushy or grassy places on chalk hills. Very local in S.E. England[17].
Range Europe, excluding the northwest but including Britain, south and east to N. Africa and W. Asia.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Seseli libanotis mooncarrot


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Seseli libanotis mooncarrot

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Seseli libanotis is a BIENNIAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 4 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. 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 and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Meadow; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

Young plant and leaves - cooked[105, 178]. Root[178]. No further details are given.

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Medicinal Uses

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Carminative

Carminative[178].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in a moderately fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position[200]. Succeeds on dry sunny banks[200]. The var. S. libanotis daucifolia. DC. is eaten in China[179].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Seseli gummiferum Biennial/Perennial1.2 -  LMHNDM001

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.)Koch.

Botanical References

17200

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