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Sisymbrium loeselii - L.

Common Name Small tumbleweed mustard
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Valleys, river banks, fields, roadsides, pastures, waste grounds, prairies, disturbed sitesand railroad tracks at elevations of 300 - 2800 metres in western China.
Range South-eastern Europe to E. Asia. A casual, locally established in Britain.
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Weed Potential Yes
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Sisymbrium loeselii Small tumbleweed mustard


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sisymbrium loeselii is a ANNUAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
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 dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Antiscorbutic  Antiscrophulatic

The leaves and the flowers are used in the treatment of scurvy and scrofula[240].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils. This species is closely related to S. irio[17].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn 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 :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Sisymbrium altissimumTumble Mustard, Tall tumblemustardAnnual1.0 0-0  LMHSNDM110
Sisymbrium crassifolium Biennial/Perennial0.8 -  LMHSNM10 
Sisymbrium irioLondon RocketAnnual0.5 0-0  LMHSNDM120
Sisymbrium matritense Annual/Biennial0.9 -  LMHSNM10 
Sisymbrium officinaleHedge MustardAnnual0.6 5-9  LMHSNM120

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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