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Phyteuma spicatum - L.

Common Name Spiked Rampion
Family Campanulaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods, thickets and meadows, usually in dry non-acid soils[17, 50].
Range Central and southern Europe, including Britain, but absent from the Mediterranean.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Phyteuma spicatum Spiked Rampion


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Phyteuma spicatum Spiked Rampion
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Phyteuma spicatum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.7 m (2ft 4in) by 0.3 m (1ft).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies). 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. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Meadow;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or cooked[2, 105, 177]. Thick and fleshy, the root can be eaten in salads or boiled as a vegetable[2, 115, 183].

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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

Succeeds in almost any moderately good soil in sun or light shade[1, 200]. Succeeds in a woodland garden[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe in late summer, though it can also be sown in the spring in a cold frame. Only just cover the seed. Germination is usually very quick. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer. Division in spring or autumn.

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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
Phyteuma japonicum Perennial1.0 -  LMHSNM20 
Phyteuma orbiculareRoundheaded RampionPerennial0.5 -  LMHNDM20 
Reseda phyteumaRampion mignonetteAnnual/Biennial0.3 0-0  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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Botanical References

17200

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