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Echinops setifer - Iljin.

Common Name Globe Thistle
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Low mountains, C. and S. Japan[58]. Mountain slopes in China[266]. Open grassy areas in Korea[279].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Echinops setifer Globe Thistle


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Echinops setifer is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October. 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, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor 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 and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

E. sphaerocephalus. non L.

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[105, 177].

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Medicinal Uses

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Anthelmintic  Antitumor  Emmenagogue  Galactogogue  Skin

The root is anthelmintic, galactogogue, skin[178]. It has a weak antitumour action[279]. It is used in Korea as an emmenagogue and antidote[279].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in a sunny position in any well drained soil of low or medium fertility[1, 200]. Tolerates partial shade[111]. Established plants are drought tolerant[190].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a cold frame[111]. The seed usually germinates in 3 - 9 weeks at 25°c[175]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. The seed can also be sown in an outdoor seedbed in mid spring and is then planted out into its permanent position in late summer or the autumn[111]. Division in autumn[111]. Root cuttings in the winter[200].

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Echinops latifolius Perennial0.5 3-7  LMHNDM01 
Echinops ritroGlobe Thistle, Southern globethistle, Small Globe ThistlePerennial0.5 3-10 FLMHNDM01 
Echinops spinosissimus Perennial0.8 6-9  LMHNDM10 

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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Author

Iljin.

Botanical References

58200266

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