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Sagina maxima - A.Gray.

Common Name stickystem pearlwort
Family Caryophyllaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Near seashores, C. and N. Japan[58]. Roadsides, hilly slopes and damp places by stream banks in China[147].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
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Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (2 of 5)
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Sagina maxima stickystem pearlwort


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Sagina maxima stickystem pearlwort

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sagina maxima is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in). 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).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Febrifuge.

The whole plant is febrifuge, its use stimulates blood circulation[147]. A decoction is used in the treatment of 'angry' boils, 'lacquer' sores (probably refers to rashes caused by the sap of Rhus species[K]), dental caries, snakebites, pterygium and traumatic injuries[147].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. One report says that it is no more than a synonym for S. japonica[218]. It quite possible resists maritime exposure.

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. If you have sufficient seed it might be worthwhile sowing some in situ in April.

Other Names

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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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