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Scleranthus annuus - L.

Common Name Knawel, German knotgrass
Family Caryophyllaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry sandy and gravelly places, and in cultivated and waste ground in sandy soils, avoiding calcareous soils[17].
Range Most of Europe, including Britain, south and east to N. Africa and Asia.
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Weed Potential Yes
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Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Scleranthus annuus Knawel, German knotgrass


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Scleranthus annuus Knawel, German knotgrass
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Scleranthus annuus is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Bach.

The plant is used in Bach flower remedies - the keywords for prescribing it are 'Uncertainty', 'Indecision', 'Hesitancy' and 'Unbalance'[209].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Plants are calcifuge[17]. A very variable plant[17].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in situ in the spring or autumn.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Botanical References

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