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Anemone obtusiloba - D.Don.

Common Name
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards All parts of this plant contain protoanemonin, an irritating acrid oil that is an enzymatic breakdown product of the glycoside ranunculin. While protoanemonin can cause severe topical and gastrointestinal irritation, it is unstable and changes into harmless anemonin when plants are dried or heated[4, 10, 19, 65, 270].
Habitats Moist open slopes, 2000 - 3400 metres in Kashmir[145].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikkim.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Anemone obtusiloba


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Anemone obtusiloba is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower in June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Antirheumatic;  Emetic;  Ophthalmic;  Rubefacient.

The roots, mixed with milk, are administered internally in the treatment of contusions[240]. They are used externally as a blistering agent[240]. The juice of the root is opthalmic[272]. The seeds taken internally induce vomiting[211, 240], whilst an oil extracted from them is used in the treatment of rheumatism[211].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in ordinary garden soil but prefers a rich sandy loam[1]. Requires a well-drained humus-rich soil in full sun[200]. Requires a warm sheltered position[1]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54]. This species is very closely related to A. rupestris[211].

Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the summer[1]. Surface sow or only just cover the seed and keep the soil moist. Sow stored seed as soon as possible in late winter or early spring. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 6 months at 15°c[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for at least their first year. When the plants are large enough, plant them out in the spring. Division in late summer after the plant dies down, or in early spring.

Other Names

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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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