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Samolus valerandi parviflorus - (Raf.) Hultén

Common Name Thin-Leaf Brookweed, seaside brookweed
Family Primulaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Shallow water and wet soils[43]. Along creeks, ditches and seepage areas in Texas[274].
Range Southern N. America.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Water Plants Full sun
Samolus valerandi parviflorus Thin-Leaf Brookweed, seaside brookweed


Patrick J. Alexander @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Samolus valerandi parviflorus Thin-Leaf Brookweed, seaside brookweed
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Samolus valerandi parviflorus is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs). The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist or wet soil and can grow in water. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Samolus parviflorus (Raf.). Samolus floribundus, (Kunth)

Habitats

Edible Uses

Young leaves - raw or cooked[105].

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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 ordinary garden soil in a wet position or in shallow water[1, 200]. Dislikes shade or acid soils. This species is very closely related to Samolus valerandi, and is seen as no more than a sub-species by some botanists[274].

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow in a cold frame in the spring, standing the pot in about 3cm of water. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and gradually increase the depth of water as the plants grow until it is level with the tops of the pots. Plant out in the summer if there has been sufficient growth, otherwise plant out in late spring of the following year. Division in spring.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Samolus valerandiBrookweed, Seaside brookweedPerennial0.3 5-9  LMHNMWeWa21 

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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