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Trachystemon orientalis - (L.)G.Don.

Common Name
Family Boraginaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range
Edibility Rating    (0 of 5)
Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Trachystemon orientalis


Trachystemon orientalis

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Trachystemon orientalis is a . The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Ground Cover; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

A good ground cover plant, succeeding in full sun but doing better in woodland shade.

Special Uses

Ground cover

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Cultivation details

Not known

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Propagation

Seed -

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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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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Readers comment

Prof. Dr. K. Husnu Can BASER   Wed Apr 7 23:22:18 2004

This plant (flowering stems) is used in Turkey as a wild vegetable. It is fried in oil with eggs or pastrami. Its Turkish names include Aci Hodan and Dogu Hodani. Borago officinalis is not its synonym. It is used similarly and known as Hodan in Turkish. Its 5% infusion is used as diuretic, blood purifier, emollient and antipyretic. Source: Turhan Baytop, Turkiye'de Bitkiler ile Tedavi: Gecmiste ve Bugun (Therapy with plants in Turkey: Past and present), 2nd Edn., Nobel Tip Kitapevleri, Istanbul (1999)

Bob Beer   Tue Mar 17 2009

This is a common plant in the Black Sea area where it is known by a bewildering number of names: Hodan, Bodan, Bodana, Aci Hodan, Ispýt, Ýspit, Salut, Tomara, Tomare, Kaldirik/Kaldirik/Kaldýrýk/Kaldýryak, Doðuhodaný, Zýlbýt and there are probably more. It's a great plant, good to eat and as a tough garden plant that provides both attractive flowers and a tough groundcover that can stand up to fairly harsh conditions. It also tastes good. :)

Istanbul garden site.

Bob Beer   Tue Mar 17 2009

Sorry, rather than Kaldirik/Kaldirik/Kaldýrýk/Kaldýryak, the first item should have been Galdirik.

Istanbul garden site.

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