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Cirsium dipsacolepis - (Maxim.)Matsum.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Lowlands, C. and S. Japan[58]. In sunny, xeric herbal stands of the temperate zones at elevations of 200 - 1000 metres[275].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Full sun
Cirsium dipsacolepis


Cirsium dipsacolepis

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cirsium dipsacolepis is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from September to November, and the seeds ripen from October to November. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies), beetles. 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.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Oil  Root
Edible Uses: Oil

Root - cooked[116, 177]. The root is thickened and carrot-shaped[275]. It is likely to be rich in inulin, a starch that cannot be digested by humans. This starch thus passes straight through the digestive system and, in some people, ferments to produce flatulence[K].

Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Oil

The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression[4]. No details of potential yields etc are given[K].

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. This species is cultivated for its edible root in Japan[116]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. An easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow early spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 8 weeks at 20°c. Division in spring or autumn.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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