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Epilobium glabellum - G.Forst.

Common Name
Family Onagraceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Loamy soils, flats and hillsides in eastern Australia[154].
Range Australia, New Zealand.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Epilobium glabellum


Epilobium glabellum

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Epilobium glabellum is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. 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

 Ground Cover;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves and shoots - cooked.

Medicinal Uses



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Diuretic.

Treats urinary disorders[154].

Other Uses

A useful ground cover plant[188].

Cultivation details

Prefers a well-drained but moisture retentive soil in a sunny position or in partial shade[187, 200]. Succeeds in most soils[1]. Possibly hardy to about -15°c[187]. Plants are semi-evergreen[188].

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Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in situ or as soon as the seed is ripe. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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