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Hypochoeris incana - (Hook.&Arn.)MacLoskie.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Coastal sands and gravels, open scrub, dry grassland and Empetrum heath to 150 metres and occasionally found to 650 metres from Tierra Del Fuego north to latitude 41°s in Argentina[69].
Range Southern S. America - Argentina to Chile.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Hypochoeris incana


Hypochoeris incana

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Hypochoeris incana is a PERENNIAL.
It is not frost tender. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root - roasted[69].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though it is likely to succeed outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. It is likely to require a light free-draining soil and a sunny position. It should also be tolerant of maritime exposure.

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

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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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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(Hook.&Arn.)MacLoskie.

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