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Scorzonera - Franch.

Common Name Teke-Saghyz
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry habitats in the Ural Mountains at an altitude of 2200 - 3900 metres, in areas where winter temperatures are around freezing and the summers are dry with temperatures around 20°c[110].
Range E. Europe - Ural Mountains.
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Scorzonera Teke-Saghyz


Scorzonera Teke-Saghyz

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Scorzonera is a PERENNIAL. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Habitats

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

The root contains a high concentration of a good quality latex that can be used for making rubber[110]. The latex is extracted by maceration of the root.

Cultivation details

Succeeds in any soil in sun or light shade[200]. Plants are probably adaptable to the British climate[141]. Plants usually regenerate from the root after they have been harvested[110].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in the greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle into relatively deep pots to accommodate the tap root. If growth is good, plant out in early summer, other wise grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year. Division in autumn or as growth commences in the spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer. Root cuttings in the autumn.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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