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Reseda lutea - L.

Common Name Wild Mignonette, Yellow mignonette
Family Resedaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Waste places, disturbed ground and arable land, especially on calcareous sub-strata[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Denmark south and east to N. Africa and W. Asia.
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Reseda lutea Wild Mignonette, Yellow mignonette


Reseda lutea Wild Mignonette, Yellow mignonette
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Reseda lutea is a BIENNIAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from June 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, insects. The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - raw[177].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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FOOD FOREST PLANTS

Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife

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Cultivation details

Easily grown in any well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soil in a sunny position or in some shade if the summers are long and hot[200]. Plants can sometimes be established on old mortared walls[219]. A good plant for bees and butterflies[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow in situ in the spring and only just cover the seed. An autumn sowing usually succeeds in areas where winter temperatures do not fall below about -10°c[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Reseda luteolaWeld, Dyer's RocketBiennial1.5 5-9  LMHNM013
Reseda odorataMignonette, Garden mignonetteAnnual/Perennial0.5 0-0  LMHSNM01 
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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