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Lomatium utriculatum - (Nutt.)Coult.&Rose.

Common Name Common Lomatium
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Prairies and other open often rocky places west of the Cascades[60]
Range Western N. America - British Columbia to California.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Lomatium utriculatum Common Lomatium


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Lomatium utriculatum Common Lomatium
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Lomatium utriculatum is a PERENNIAL. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or cooked. It can be dried and ground into a powder or roasted as a vegetable[177]. Young leaves and shoots - raw or cooked as greens[105, 161, 183, 257].

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Medicinal Uses

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Analgesic  Antiphlogistic  Stomachic

A decoction of the plant has been used as a wash for swollen and broken limbs[257]. The root is analgesic and stomachic[257]. It has been chewed or infused as a treatment for headaches and stomach complaints[257].

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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 judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in much of the country. It can be assumed that plants will require a dry to moist but well-drained soil in a sunny position. This is a taxonomically very difficult genus, many of the species now included in it have at times been included in other genera[60].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[188]. Stored seed can be rather slow to germinate, when sown in the spring it usually takes at least 12 months to germinate. Giving it a period of cold stratification might reduce this time. The seedlings need to be pricked out into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle, and should be planted out into their permanent positions in the summer. Fresh seed can be sown immediately in situ[188]. Division may be possible in spring or autumn.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

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Conservation 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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Readers comment

   Thu Jun 2 04:47:20 2005

i am trying to do a project on this plant and im sorry to say, but this website did not help me in the least bit . sorry but you should just take it offline because it can not possibly help any known man to the universe. Now i have to work late in the night because i cant find information on this plant.

Dr. med. Veronika Rampold   Thu Dec 22 2005

dear critical commenting reader above, I do not think at all that this database is useless. If there still are only few bits of data on some plant or the other how can you blame this website for it? Better give some preliminary informations about your Lomatium project. Be constructive. I am a homeopathic physician especially interested in botany and in the less researched medical plants of the world. To my opinion, this site provides plenty of references for detailed research of my kind. Hearty thanks from Bad Driburg, Germany, for the webmaster´s work and Ken FErn´s gardening trials.

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