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Oreomyrrhis hookeri - Matthias.&Const.

Common Name
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sands and gravels, open grassland and scrub to 250 metres, north to latitude 51° 25's in Chile[69].
Range Southern S. America - Chile and the Falkland Islands.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Oreomyrrhis hookeri


Oreomyrrhis hookeri

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Oreomyrrhis hookeri is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root[69]. No more details were given.

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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 judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. It is likely to require a sunny position in a light or medium well-drained soil and also to be resistant to maritime exposure.

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in early spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring could also be tried.

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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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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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Matthias.&Const.

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