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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Androsace sarmentosa.

Material uses

Can be used as a low-growing ground cover[1].
There are no material uses listed for Androsace sarmentosa.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a bitter taste and a cooling and coarsening potency[2]. A resolutive, it dries up serous fluids[2]. It is used in the treatment of disorders from tumours, inflammations of fluids and other serous fluid disorders[2].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - requires a period of cold stratification. Where possible, the seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame - all watering should be from the bottom of the pot[1]. The seed can take 2 years to germinate, prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow on in a partially shaded cold frame[1]. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Division of runners in early summer. Pot them up into a sandy compost and grow them on until they are well-rooted before planting them into their permanent positions[1].

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Cultivation

Requires a very well-drained light or sandy alkaline soil of low nutrient status and with the addition of limestone chippings if necessary[1]. Usually best in full sun, though in hot-summer areas it can be better if given some shade, especially from the hottest sun[1]. Grows well on dry stone walls, or as a low ground cover, and tolerates hot humid summers[1].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Androsace sarmentosa. 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 Androsace sarmentosa.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Androsace sarmentosa
Genus
Androsace
Family
Primulaceae
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 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
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.51.61.71.8 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.3 Tsarong. Tsewang. J. Tibetan Medicinal Plants Tibetan Medical Publications, India ISBN 81-900489-0-2 (1994-00-00)
    3. ? [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)