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Synurus pungens - (Franch.&Sav.)Kitam.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grassy slopes in mountains[275].
Range E. Asia - C. and N. Japan, Korea.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Synurus pungens


Synurus pungens

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Synurus pungens is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft). It is in flower from September to November. 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: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Rhaponticum pungens. Serratula atriplicifolia pungens. Serratula pungens.

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses: Condiment

Young leaves - cooked[177]. The leaves can also be used in dumplings[177].

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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

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in any fertile well-drained soil, preferably slightly alkaline in nature, in full sun[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in spring. Surface sow or only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Synurus deltoides Perennial1.0 6-9  LMHNM10 
Synurus excelsus Perennial1.8 -  LMHNM10 
Synurus palmatopinnatifidus Perennial1.0 -  LMHNM10 

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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Author

(Franch.&Sav.)Kitam.

Botanical References

58275

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Readers comment

easai   Fri Sep 26 2008

This plant, oyamabokuchi in Japanese, is regarded as delicacy used mainly for making soba noodles. The strong fiburous portion of the plant is extracted and mixed with soba flour in place of wheat flour. It binds the soba flour that would be made into soba noodles.

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