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Cerastium furcatum - Cham.&Schltdl.

Common Name
Family Caryophyllaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Alpine areas in C. Japan[58]. Forest margins, mountain valleys, meadows, hillsides and summits at elevations of 1200 - 3800 metres in China[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Cerastium furcatum


Cerastium furcatum

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cerastium furcatum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from May to August, and the seeds ripen from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
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.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Young leaves and stems - cooked[105, 177].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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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 is likely to require a moist soil in light shade.

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Division in spring might be possible.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

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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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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