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Blackstonia perfoliata - (L.)Huds.

Common Name Yellow Wort
Family Gentianaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Calcareous grassland and on dunes[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, south from Holland and Germany east to Morocco and W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Blackstonia perfoliata Yellow Wort


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Blackstonia perfoliata Yellow Wort
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Blackstonia perfoliata is a ANNUAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from Jun to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Chlora perfoliata.

Habitats

 Meadow;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Dye.

A yellow dye is obtained from the plant extract[61, 141].

Cultivation details

A native plant, we do not have any details on its cultivation but it should succeed in a summer meadow or in a sunny position in a well drained soil. It prefers calcareous soils in the wild[17].

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in seed pots in a cold frame and plant out as soon as the plants are large enough to handle. When well sited, the plant should self-sow. If you have sufficient seed it should be possible to sow the seed in situ in the spring.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

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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(L.)Huds.

Botanical References

17

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Readers comment

Anita Ralph   Thu Jul 14 07:48:59 2005

Often found growing with Centaurium erythraea. Found in abundance on southern clifftops of the Isle of Wight U.K. Taste of plant is bitter suggesting a stimulating effect on the digestive tract. For an account of the effect of bitters in the digestive tract see Barker, Julian. 2001. The Medicinal Flora of Britain and Northwestern Europe page 324, Gentian family.

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