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Dichondra micrantha - Urb.

Common Name Asian ponysfoot
Family Convolvulaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Around dwellings and roadsides in lowland warmer areas of Central and Southern Japan[58]. Grasslands on mountain slopes and roadsides at elevations of 1300 - 2000 metres in China[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan and Korea.
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Dichondra micrantha Asian ponysfoot


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Dichondra micrantha is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from March to May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
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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Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Diuretic  Febrifuge  Styptic

Diuretic, febrifuge and styptic[147]. The whole plant is used for treating diarrhoea[266].

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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 mildest areas of the country[K]. This species has at times mistakenly been called Dichondra repens, a plant that is confined to New Zealand and Australia[266].

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Propagation

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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

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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