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Urospermum dalechampii - (L.)Scop.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Cultivated ground.
Range S. Europe - Mediterranean.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Urospermum dalechampii


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Urospermum dalechampii is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
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 moist soil.

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Synonyms

Arnopogon dalechampii.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw. They can be used in salads but are very bitter[217].

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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

Succeeds in any fertile soil in a very sunny position[233]. A very ornamental plant[233].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in situ either as soon as it is ripe in late summer or in the spring. Division.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation 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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