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Trientalis europaea - L.

Common Name Chickweed Wintergreen, Arctic starflower
Family Primulaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats In pine woods, amongst moss in grassy places, usually rooting in humus[17].
Range Northern Europe, including Britain, to northern Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Trientalis europaea Chickweed Wintergreen, Arctic starflower


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Trientalis europaea Chickweed Wintergreen, Arctic starflower

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Trientalis europaea is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower from June to July. 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. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

References

Medicinal Uses

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Emetic  Vulnerary

The root is emetic[4]. The plant was formerly esteemed as an ingredient in an ointment for treating wounds[4].

References

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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 would suggest growing the plant in an acid soil in light shade[K]. See the plants native habitat for more ideas on its cultivation needs.

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. If you have sufficient seed it could be worthwhile trying an outdoor sowing in situ in mid spring.

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

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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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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Botanical References

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Readers comment

Rohasnizul Khairul   Sun Mar 20 12:48:36 2005

Is this plant a legume or non-legume crop?

Rohasnizul Khairul   Sun Mar 20 12:51:43 2005

For research study, I'd like to know wheater this crop is legume or non-legume??

Margaret   Tue May 15 2007

It grows prolifically in non-coniferous, birch-dominated woods in Perthshire. I am trying to strike cuttings as I have been unable to isolate any seed (eyes not good enough!) Would agree it looks like an acid preferring subject. Would love to hear of any other known uses for it.

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