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Cynanchum ascyrifolium - (Franch. & Sav.)Matsum.

Common Name Cruel Plant
Family Asclepiadaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards There are some reports of toxins in this genus[179].
Habitats Sunny meadows in the mountains of central Honshu, Japan, at elevations of 800 - 1800 metres[275]. Thickets in hills and mountains in Korea[279].
Range E. Asia - northern China, Japan and Korea.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Cynanchum ascyrifolium Cruel Plant


Cynanchum ascyrifolium Cruel Plant

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cynanchum ascyrifolium is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.7 m (2ft 4in). It is in flower from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Diuretic  Febrifuge

The root is diuretic and febrifuge[279].

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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 could succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of this country. It probably does not have any special cultivation requirements and will probably succeed in most soils in a sunny position[K].

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Propagation

Seed -

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

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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(Franch. & Sav.)Matsum.

Botanical References

275

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Readers comment

Elizabeth Hickman   Fri May 25 2007

I grow it as an ornamental perennial in western New York State, USDA Zone 5. It is clump-forming and has not set fruit in the ten years I have had it, so in this area, at least, it is not invasive like some other species in the genus.

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