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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Root - cooked[1][2]. The root is thick and carrot shaped[3]. Leaves - cooked[1][2].

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Adenophora triphylla.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The root is antifungal, carditonic and expectorant[4][5]. It is used I Korea to treat bronchial catarrh and coughs, especially where there is excess phlegm[5]. The rot has been shown to contain saponins and triterpenes which are responsible for its expectorant action[5].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe[6]. The seed can also be sown in spring. Surface sow 2 - 3 seeds per pot in the spring in order to avoid transplanting[7]. We have found that if transplanted when very small seedlings grow away without difficulty[K]. Germinates in 1 - 3 months at 10°c[7]. Plant out into their permanent positions whilst young.

Basal cuttings in spring[K].

Division in spring - very difficult because the plant dislikes root disturbance[8]..

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Cultivation

Prefers a light rich slightly alkaline soil that is not too dry and a warm sunny position[8][6]. Prefers a moist peaty soil in sun or partial shade[9].

Plants are hardy to about -20°c[9]. This species is extremely polymorphic, and several varieties and forms have been described in Japan. The many variations in several characters (hairiness, leaf-shape, inflorescence-shape etc.) can be seen in individuals growing intermixed[3]. This species succeeds in a meadow if the grass is not cut until after the plant flowers[6]. Intolerant of root disturbance[8].

The young growth is extremely attractive to slugs, they have been known to destroy even mature plants[K].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Adenophora triphylla. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Adenophora triphylla.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Adenophora triphylla
Genus
Adenophora
Family
Campanulaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    1 x meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.2 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 www.foj.info Flora of Japan ()
    4. ? 4.04.1 Kariyone. T. Atlas of Medicinal Plants. ()
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.3 Medicinal Plants in the Republic of Korea World Health Organisation, Manila ISBN 92 9061 120 0 (1998-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.16.26.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.1 Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 1. Thompson and Morgan. (1987-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.18.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    9. ? 9.09.1 Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Perennials Volumes 1 and 2. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30936-9 (1991-00-00)
    10. ? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PFAFimport-58