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Reseda phyteuma - L.

Common Name Rampion mignonette
Family Resedaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Cultivated or disturbed ground[50].
Range C. and S. Europe to W. Asia and N. Africa. Naturalized in Britain[17].
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Reseda phyteuma Rampion mignonette


Reseda phyteuma Rampion mignonette
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Reseda phyteuma is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from June to August. 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: 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

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[2, 46, 61, 105]. Used as a pot-herb.

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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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]. A good plant for bees and butterflies[200].

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Plant Propagation

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

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Reseda luteaWild Mignonette, Yellow mignonetteBiennial/Perennial0.8 0-0  LMHSNM10 
Reseda luteolaWeld, Dyer's RocketBiennial1.5 5-9  LMHNM013
Reseda odorataMignonette, Garden mignonetteAnnual/Perennial0.5 0-0  LMHSNM012

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.

Botanical References

1750

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