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Conioselinum pacificum - (Watson.)Coult.&Rose.

Common Name Pacific Hemlock-Parsley
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Common on sandy or gravelly beaches, grassy bluffs and headlands, and tidal marshes, mostly along or near the coastline[256].
Range Western N. America.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Conioselinum pacificum Pacific Hemlock-Parsley


Conioselinum pacificum Pacific Hemlock-Parsley

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Conioselinum pacificum is a PERENNIAL. 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, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline and saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

C. gmelinii. (Cham.&Schlecht.)Steud.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked[105, 177, 256]. Native North American Indians would mark plants in the summer and then harvest them in the spring before the new shoots emerged. The plant produces a root cluster, only the larger roots were removed, the smaller ones being left in the ground to continue growing. The roots were steamed for some hours before being eaten[256]. Some reports say that the roots are sweet and tasty, though others say that they have a strong flavour and can cause diarrhoea[256]. If trying out this plant as a food then caution is advised[256].

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Medicinal Uses

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Antirheumatic  Tonic

The leaves have been used to make a soothing tonic drink in the treatment of colds and sore throats[257]. They have also been used in steam baths to treat rheumatism and general weakness[257].

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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. However, judging by its native range it is likely to be hardy in all parts of the country and, judging by its native habitat, is likely to require a well-drained soil and a sunny position. It is also likely to be tolerant of saline soils[K]. One report says that the correct name for this species is C. gmelinii[257].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe if possible. Sow stored seed in early spring. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick out the young seedlings into individual pots and plant them out once they are 20cm or more tall. Division of the rootstock in the spring. Divisions can be planted out straight into their permanent positions.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Conioselinum vaginatum Perennial0.8 -  LMHSNM01 

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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Botanical References

256

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