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Clintonia udensis - Trautv.&C.A.Mey.

Common Name
Family Convallariaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Birch forests and alpine shrubberies, 3000 - 4000 metres from Uttar Pradesh to China[51]. Sparse forests, alpine forests at elevations of 1600 - 4000 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas to S.W. China.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade
Clintonia udensis


Clintonia udensis

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Clintonia udensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.6 m (2ft in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

C. alpina.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves and shoots - cooked as a vegetable[177, 272].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a damp peaty sandy soil in a cool damp shady position[1, 42, 200]. Requires a moist neutral to acid soil[200]. Dormant plants are hardy to at least -25°c, but the new growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts[187]. Plants only produce their fruit in warm seasons in Britain[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame, it usually germinates in the spring[200]. Stored seed should be sown in late winter or early spring in a cold frame[164]. It sometimes germinates within 1 - 3 months at 15°c, but may take a year. The seed should be completely separated from the fruit and should only just be covered by soil[164, 200]. If the seed has been sown thinly enough, then it is possible to leave the seedlings in the pot for their first growing season, dividing them after they become dormant. Make sure to give them liquid feeds at intervals through the spring and summer. Otherwise prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Plant out in late spring or early summer at the beginning of their second or third years growth. Division in spring as new growth is just commencing[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Clintonia borealisBluebeard21
Clintonia umbellulataSpeckled Wood Lily, White clintonia20

 

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Readers comment

Krishna Dhakal   Wed Dec 10 2008

I am being happy getting some information about the sp. Clintonia udensis. If you responce me could you say its variation in the himalayan region? If yes how many varition are found till now? If possible I like to link on these sources.

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