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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Young leaves - cooked[1].

Leaves

Material uses

The seed contains up to 11.7% oil. It is greenish coloured with an iodine value of 120.9[2]. The uses of this oil are not given, it is exceedingly unlikely to be poisonous and is therefore probably edible[K].

Unknown part

Oil

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Lavatera trimestris.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ in the spring[3]. Germination should take place within a few weeks.

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Cultivation

An easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil[4]. Prefers a light well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun[3]. A soil that is too rich encourages foliar growth at the expense of flowering[3]. Tolerates maritime exposure[3]. Succeeds in dry soils. Plants are moderately fast-growing[5].

A very ornamental plant[4]. The cut flowers last a long time in water[3].

A good bee plant[2].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Lavatera trimestris. 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 Lavatera trimestris.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Lavatera trimestris
Genus
Lavatera
Family
Malvaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
  • Leaves (Unknown use)
Material uses
  • Unknown part (Oil)
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
  • Maritime exposure
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











References

  1. ? 1.01.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.2 Komarov. V. L. Flora of the USSR. Israel Program for Scientific Translation (1968-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  5. ? Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
  6. ? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PFAFimport-50


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Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral + and Alkaline +
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Tolerates maritime exposure
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