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Azorella caespitosa - Cav.

Common Name
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sands, gravels and rocky areas, open grassland and dry Empetrum heath to 50 metres above sea level. Plants grow wild as far north as latitude 51°s in Chile and latitude 41°s in Argentina[69].
Range Southern S. America - Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Azorella caespitosa


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Azorella caespitosa

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Azorella caespitosa is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.6 m (2ft). It is in leaf all year. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or cooked[69].

Medicinal Uses

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Hepatic  Kidney

Hepatic. It is used in the treatment of liver and kidney problems[69].

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Other Uses

Resin

A resin is obtained from the plant[69]. Its uses are not given in the report but are possibly connected to its medicinal properties.

Special Uses

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. It should also be very tolerant of maritime exposure. A mat forming plant, it can be up to 60cm in diameter[69]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a position in full sun in a well-drained gritty soil[200].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in late winter in a cold frame. Grow on for at least the first winter in a greenhouse or frame and plant out in late spring. Division.

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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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Azorella yareta Perennial0.0 -  LNDM00 

 

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