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Lapsana - Maxim.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats River banks, cultivated fields and thickets in lowland of central and southern Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - China and Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Lapsana


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Physical Characteristics

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Lapsana is a BIENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies). The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats

Edible Uses

Young plant - cooked[105, 178]. A famine food, it is only used when better foods are not available[177]. Seed - cooked. It can be used like rice[178].

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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 very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed outdoors in Britain, though judging by its native range it is likely to be hardy at least in the milder areas of the country. The plant will probably prefer full sun or light shade and is likely to be fairly tolerant of soil types[K].

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Propagation

Seed - sow in situ during mid to late summer, or as soon as it is ripe, and only just cover the seed.

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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 :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Lapsana apogonoides Biennial0.3 -  LMHSNM10 
Lapsana communisNipplewort, Common nipplewortAnnual0.9 4-8  LMHSNM200
Lapsana humilis Biennial0.3 -  LMHSNM10 

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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