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Taenidia integerrima - (L.) Drude

Common Name Yellow pimpernel
Family Apiaceae
USDA hardiness 4-6
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Dry upland prairies, edges of hill prairies, upland savannas, rocky upland forests, bluffs, areas along woodland paths, eroded clay banks in semi-shaded areas, and thickets. This plant typically occurs at the edge of dry wooded areas, especially where slopes occur.
Range Central and eastern North America
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Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Taenidia integerrima Yellow pimpernel

Taenidia integerrima Yellow pimpernel
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Physical Characteristics

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Taenidia integerrima is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.4 m (1ft 4in) at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 5.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Smyrnium integerrimum L.


Edible Uses

None Known

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Medicinal Uses

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Native American ethnobotany. The Menominee take an infusion of root taken for pulmonary troubles, chew the steeped root for 'bronchial affections', and use it as a seasoner for other remedies because of the good smell. The Ojibwe smoke the seeds in a pipe before hunting for good luck.

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Other Uses

Garden Uses: Woodland gardens. Native US plant gardens. Not commonly found in cultivation. Invertebrates shelter: beneficial for insects and other arthropods. Nectary: provides nectar or pollen for beneficial insects [1-2]. The flowers attract small bees, wasps (including parasitic wasps), flies, and beetles. These insects seek nectar primarily, although some bees may collect pollen and some flies and beetles may feed on pollen. Some of the fly visitors include Syrphid flies, Tachinid flies, Chloropid flies, March flies, and Blow flies, while bee visitors include Nomadine bees, Little Carpenter bees, Halictid bees, Carder bees, and Andrenid bees. The caterpillars of the butterflies Papilio polyxenes asterias (Black Swallowtail) and Papilio joanae (Ozark Swallowtail) feed on the foliage of this plant; the latter insect has not been observed in Illinois, although it has been found in Missouri and western Kentucky. Little information is available about this plant's relationships to birds and mammals as a possible food source [1-6].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

An herbaceous perennial plant in the parsley family. The preference is partial to full sun and dry to medium conditions. Tolerates close to full shade. Poor soil is preferred, consisting of clay, rocky material, or some sand, as this reduces the competition from other plants. This plant adapts well to slopes, although it may not remain very erect. Drought resistance is very good. Bloom Time: May to July. Bloom Description: Yellow. For polyculture design as well as the above-ground architecture (form - tree, shrub etc. and size shown above) information on the habit and root pattern is also useful and given here if available. The plant growth habit is a clumper with limited spread [1-2]. The root pattern is a tap root similar to a carrot going directly down [1-2].

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Yellow Pimpernel

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Weed Potential

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None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Not Listed.

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

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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