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Silene conoidea - L.

Common Name weed silene
Family Caryophyllaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Although no mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, it does contain saponins. Although toxic, these substances are very poorly absorbed by the body and so tend to pass through without causing harm. They are also broken down by thorough cooking. Saponins are found in many plants, including several that are often used for food, such as certain beans. It is advisable not to eat large quantities of food that contain saponins. Saponins are much more toxic to some creatures, such as fish, and hunting tribes have traditionally put large quantities of them in streams, lakes etc in order to stupefy or kill the fish[K].
Habitats A casual of waste ground in Britain[17].
Range Mediterranean to E. Asia - India. A casual near ports in Britain.
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Moist Soil Full sun
Silene conoidea weed silene


Silene conoidea weed silene

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Silene conoidea is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies), bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Conosilene conica. Pleconax conoidea

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Emollient  Ophthalmic

The plant is said to be emollient and is used in baths or as a fumigant[240]. The juice of the plant is used in the treatment of ophthalmia[240].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a well-drained moisture retentive light loamy soil in a sunny position[1, 200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ.

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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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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