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pulsatilla patens - (L.)Mill.

Common Name Pasque Flower, Eastern pasqueflower, Cutleaf anemone
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards Although no mention has been seen for this species, at least one member of the genus is slightly toxic, the toxins being dissipated by heat or by drying the plant[65].
Habitats Sparse pine forests and dry sunny slopes[74]. Grassy slopes, mountain slopes under forests at around 1100 metres in northern China[266].
Range N. Europe to Siberia.
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
pulsatilla patens Pasque Flower, Eastern pasqueflower, Cutleaf anemone


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pulsatilla patens Pasque Flower, Eastern pasqueflower, Cutleaf anemone

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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pulsatilla patens is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower from March to May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Anemone patens. L.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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Appetizer  Digestive  Diuretic  Emmenagogue  Expectorant  Irritant  Oxytoxic  Stimulant


Appetizer, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant[61, 207, 213]. Use of the plant lessens sexual excitement. It does not diminish sexual power but rather strengthens it by lessening morbid excitement[207]. A drug derived from the chopped whole plant induces vomiting and irritation of the kidneys[213]. In high doses it acts as a depressant on the central nervous system and the heart[213]. A decoction of the plant has been used to speed delivery of a child[257]. A poultice of the fresh crushed leaves has been applied in the treatment of rheumatism and neuralgia[257]. A volatile oil contained in the plant is used as an irritant[212].

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Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Requires a well-drained humus-rich gritty soil and a sunny position[200]. Lime tolerant[1, 200]. A very ornamental plant[1]. Large plants transplant badly[200]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in early summer in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in about 2 - 3 weeks. Sow stored seed in late winter in a cold frame. Germination takes about 1 - 6 months at 15°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the spring. Root cuttings, 4cm long taken in early winter, potted up in a mixture of peat and sand[175]. They can also be taken in July/August, planted vertically in pots in a greenhouse or frame.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Pulsatilla cernua 12
Pulsatilla chinensisBai Tou Weng03
Pulsatilla dahurica 03
Pulsatilla koreanaKorean Pasque Flower02
Pulsatilla patensPasque Flower, Eastern pasqueflower, Cutleaf anemone02
Pulsatilla pratensisPasque Flower02
Pulsatilla vulgarisPasque Flower, European pasqueflower03

 

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5074200

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