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Gonostegia hirta - (Blume. ex Hassk.)Miq.

Common Name
Family Urticaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sunny stream banks in valleys and weed patches alongside woodlands[147]. Weedy places, thickets by ditches and rice fields at elevations of 100 - 1000, occasionally to 2700 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Gonostegia hirta


Gonostegia hirta

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Gonostegia hirta is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen from August to September. 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.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Depurative  Febrifuge

The plant s depurative and febrifuge[147]. The roots, the leaves or the whole plant can be used[147]. They are used to treat boils and abscesses, abdominal cramps in females and leucorrhoea[147]. They are also used to treat bone dislocations and fractures[266].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

The plant can be monoecious or dioecious[266].

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Propagation

Seed -

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

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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(Blume. ex Hassk.)Miq.

Botanical References

266

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