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Peucedanum cervaria - (L.)Lapeyr.

Common Name
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards Although no mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, skin contact with the sap of a number of members in this genus is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people[65, 218]. They are also said to contain the alleged 'psychotroph' myristicine[218].
Habitats Not known
Range C. and S. Europe.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Peucedanum cervaria


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Peucedanum cervaria is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. 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. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Diuretic  Emmenagogue  Febrifuge  Stomachic

Diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, stomachic[61].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, it succeeds in any moisture-retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Suitable for group plantings in the wild garden[200]. This species was formerly cultivated as a medicinal plant[61].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible otherwise in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

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Found In

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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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