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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Young leaves - cooked[1][2].

Leaves

Material uses

Yellow to gold, also green and brown dyes can be obtained from the flowers, stems and leaves combined[3]. The leaves, flowers and stems have been used as an incense, especially in baby cradles[4].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Pearly everlasting was often employed medicinally by native North American Indian tribes who used it in the treatment of a range of ailments[4]. It is little used in modern herbalism.

The whole plant is anodyne, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant and sedative[5][6][3][7]. Used internally, it is a good remedy for diarrhoea, dysentery and pulmonary affections[5]. A poultice of the flowers or the whole plant is applied to burns, sores, ulcers, bruises, swellings and rheumatic joints[5][7][4]. An infusion of the plant is steamed and inhaled in the treatment of headaches[4].

a cooled infusion of the roots and shots has been used as a laxative and emetic to treat 'poison stomach'[4].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame[8][9]. The seed is best sown when it is ripe in the autumn. It usually germinates in 4 - 8 weeks at 15°c[9]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division is very easy at almost any time of the year, the divisions can be planted straight into their permanent positions if required.

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Cultivation

Prefers a light well-drained soil and a sunny position[8][9]. Requires a moist soil[10]. Succeeds in most soils[11], including poor ones[8], and also in light shade[11]. Succeeds in the shade of buildings, but not of trees[12].

Plants are hardy to about -25°c[13]. The flowering stems can be dried and used as everlasting flowers[14]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[12].

Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Anaphalis margaritacea.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Anaphalis margaritacea
Genus
Anaphalis
Family
Compositae
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
3
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light 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
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 Grae. I. Nature's Colors - Dyes from Plants. MacMillan Publishing Co. New York. ISBN 0-02-544950-8 (1974-00-00)
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