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Dipsacus mitis - Don.

Common Name
Family Dipsacaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Humus rich soils amongst scrub and in forests, 1700 - 3100 metres in the Himalayas[145].
Range E. Asia - N. India.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Dipsacus mitis


Dipsacus mitis

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Dipsacus mitis is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). 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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Synonyms

D. inermis.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[145].

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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 at least in the milder parts of this country. It is likely to require a well-drained humus-rich soil in sun or semi-shade.

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Propagation

Seed - we have no details but suggest sowing it in a greenhouse in early spring. When 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.

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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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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Dipsacus fullonumTeasel, Fuller's teaselBiennial/Perennial1.8 4-8  LMHNM022
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Dipsacus sativusFuller's Teasel, Indian teaselBiennial/Perennial1.8 4-8  LMHNM022

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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Readers comment

A.R.Wadoo   Tue Sep 29 2009

Hello I have collected seed of Dipsacus inermis from a location near the famous Ahrabal fall of J&K India. I am intrested in cultivation of this beautiful wild flower . it is a medicinal plant as well.I woul love to know any details u can provide on this suject Thanks A.R.Wadoo

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