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Cnidium japonicum - Miq.

Common Name
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Although no specific mention has been found for this plant, at least one member of this genus has a report of toxicity so some caution is advised for this species.
Habitats Sandy places near seashores all over Japan[58, 275]. Seashores in Liaoning Province, China[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Full sun
Cnidium japonicum


Cnidium japonicum

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cnidium japonicum is a BIENNIAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is in flower from August to October, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[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. Judging by the plants native habitat it is likely to require a well-drained light to medium soil in a sunny position. It is also likely to be resistant to maritime exposure.

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Propagation

Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing it as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Alternatively, sow stored seed in late winter in a cold frame. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

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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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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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