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Elsholtzia splendens - Nakai. ex F.Maek.

Common Name Shiny Elsholtzia
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grassy areas in mountains in Korea[279]. Hills and grassy areas at elevations up to 300 metres in China[266].
Range E. Asia - northern China, Korea.
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Moist Soil Full sun
Elsholtzia splendens Shiny Elsholtzia


Elsholtzia splendens Shiny Elsholtzia

 

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Physical Characteristics

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Elsholtzia splendens is a ANNUAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in). 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 cannot grow in the 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

The whole plant contains an essential oil , monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes[279]. It is used in Korea in the treatment of headaches, fevers, diarrhoea and oedema[279].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils.

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Propagation

Seed - sow late spring in situ[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation 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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Nakai. ex F.Maek.

Botanical References

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John   Mon Feb 23 2009

Indicator plant for Copper (Cu) on Mtt. Tonglu in Hibei province, China.

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