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Sidalcea acuta - Burm.

Common Name
Family Malvaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Waste ground and scrub forest in Uttar Pradesh[158].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Sidalcea acuta


Sidalcea acuta

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Sidalcea acuta is a PERENNIAL. 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: 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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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

One report says that the plant is sometimes used as food[177], but gives no more information. It is most likely that the leaves are used, though the flowers, mature and immature seeds should also be edible[K].

Medicinal Uses

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Miscellany

One report says that the plant has medicinal uses[158], but gives no details[K].

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Other Uses

Fibre  Miscellany

A fibre is obtained from the stem[158].

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. However, judging by its native range, it is possibly hardy outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a deep fertile well-drained but moisture-retentive soil in full sun or with some shade at the hottest part of the day[200].

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Propagation

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

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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