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Peucedanum palustre - (L.)Moench.

Common Name Marsh Hog's Fennel, Hogfennel
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 Fens and marshes, usually on calcareous soils[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia south and east to Spain, the Altai and Urals.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Peucedanum palustre Marsh Hog


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Peucedanum palustre is a BIENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies), beetles. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

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Synonyms

Selenium palustre. S. sylvestre.

Plant Habitats

 Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment

The root can be used as a ginger substitute[2, 4, 17, 115, 183].

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Medicinal Uses

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Antispasmodic  Epilepsy  Stimulant

The root is stimulant[4]. It is used in the treatment of epilepsy[4].

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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].

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Plant 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.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

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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Peucedanum cervaria Perennial1.5 5-9  LMHNM01 
Peucedanum japonicum Perennial0.6 -  LMHSNM12 
Peucedanum multivittatum Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Peucedanum officinaleHog's FennelPerennial1.2 -  LMHNM022
Peucedanum oreoselinum Perennial1.0 4-8  LMHNM011
Peucedanum ostruthiumMasterwortPerennial1.2 4-8  LMHSNM22 
Peucedanum praeruptorumQian HuPerennial0.8 -  LMHSNM02 
Peucedanum terebinthaceum Perennial0.6 -  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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Author

(L.)Moench.

Botanical References

17200

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