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Emex australis - Steinh.

Common Name Doublegee, Southern threecornerjack
Family Polygonaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Found in many habitats, especially grass plains[154]. A weed of waste ground and pastures[265].
Range S. Africa. Introduced and naturalized in all mainland states of Australia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Emex australis Doublegee, Southern threecornerjack


Steve Hurst @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Emex australis Doublegee, Southern threecornerjack

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Emex australis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from Jan to December. The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) 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.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Young leaves cooked[144, 177]. The leaves contain oxalates and are laxative in large quantities[144, 177].

Medicinal Uses

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When eaten in quantity, the leaves have a laxative effect upon the body[144, 177].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

A serious weed of agriculture in many warmer areas of the world[270].

Propagation

Seed -

Other Names

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Found In

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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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Botanical References

154265270

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