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Cymopterus acaulis - (Pursh.)Raf.

Common Name Plains Springparsley, Fendler's springparsley, Greeley springparsley, Higgins' springparsley
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Although no reports of toxicity have been seen, we have some reservations on this root, particularly as it gets old, because of its recorded use as an insecticide.
Habitats Dry flats and hillsides, on plains and in valleys[60].
Range Western N. America - north to Alberta.
Edibility Rating    (4 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Cymopterus acaulis Plains Springparsley, Fendler


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Cymopterus acaulis Plains Springparsley, Fendler
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cymopterus acaulis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

C. glomeratus. DC.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root  Shoots
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or cooked[46, 61]. A pleasant taste[161]. The young roots in spring are the best, but roots can also be eaten at other times of the year[85]. Only the young roots should be used[94]. (Does this mean that the older roots can be harmful? See the notes above on toxicity) Leaves and young shoots - raw or cooked[46, 61, 85, 94, 161].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Insecticide

The water from boiling up old roots is used as an insecticide[94].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have almost no information on the needs of this species and do not know if it is hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should outdoors in many parts of the country. We suggest growing it in a sunny position in a well-drained light or medium soil[K].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible in a greenhouse. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or autumn might be possible.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Cymopterus bulbosusBulbous SpringparsleyPerennial0.0 -  LMHSNDM11 
Cymopterus fendleriFendler's SpringparsleyPerennial0.0 -  LMHSNDM20 
Cymopterus globosusGlobe SpringparsleyPerennial0.0 -  LMHNDM202
Cymopterus longipesLongstalk Spring ParsleyPerennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Cymopterus montanusMountain Spring ParsleyPerennial0.2 -  LMHNDM20 
Cymopterus newberryiSweetroot Spring Parsley 0.0 0-0  LMHSNM210
Cymopterus purpurascensGamote, Widewing springparsleyPerennial0.3 6-9 MLMHND401
Cymopterus purpurescensWidewing SpringparsleyPerennial0.0 -  LMHNDM30 
Cymopterus purpureusPurple springparsleyPerennial0.0 0-0  LMHSNM10 

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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