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Patrinia - Fisch.

Common Name Eastern Valerian, Scabious Patrinia
Family Valerianaceae
USDA hardiness 5-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sunny grassy places in hills and mountains all over Japan.
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea and eastern Siberia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Full sun
Patrinia Eastern Valerian, Scabious Patrinia


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Patrinia Eastern Valerian, Scabious Patrinia
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Summary

Bloom Color: Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Late summer, Mid fall. Form: Upright or erect.


Physical Characteristics

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Patrinia is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) at a fast rate. It is in flower in August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats

Edible Uses

Young leaves, stem tips and flower buds - cooked and used as a potherb, added to soups or dried for later use[105, 177, 183].

Medicinal Uses

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The root is antibacterial, anticoagulant, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, depurative, diuretic, febrifuge haemostatic and resolvent[147, 174, 178, 218, 279]. It contains several medically active compounds, including triterpenic glycosides and has been shown to stimulate the liver into producing drug-metabolizing enzymes[279]. The root is used in Korea in the treatment of the initial stages of appendicitis, perityphlitis and neuralgia[279]. It is also used in the treatment of parasitic skin diseases and as an antidote to poison[218]. The entire plant is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and hepatic[176]. It is used traditionally as a sedative[218] and also in the treatment of carbuncles, acute appendicitis, intestinal abscess, postpartum pain, dysmenorrhoea and endometriosis[176]. It stimulates the circulation, treats abscesses, promotes regeneration of liver cells[147, 174, 176, 178]. Large doses can cause a decrease of white blood cells, nausea and dizziness[176]. The crushed leaves are applied to abscesses and boils[147, 218].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Massing, Rock garden. Easily grown in any light rich soil in a sunny position[1, 111]. Special Features:Not North American native, Suitable for cut flowers.

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Propagation

Seed - sow in situ in April[111]. If you only have a small quantity of seed it is probably better to sow it in a pot in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. Division in spring or autumn.

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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