There are some reports of toxins in this genus
Leaves - cooked
. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Seedpods. No further details but we assume that they need to be cooked. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
. No further details are given, this could refer to the seedpod instead of the seed.
There are no material uses listed for Cynanchum sibiricum.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Cynanchum sibiricum.
Seed - sow spring in the greenhouse. 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 late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring.
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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. It probably does not have any special cultivation requirements and will probably succeed in most soils in a sunny position[K].
There is a lot of confusion over the correct name of this species. According to the Russian flora C. sibiricum. (L.)R.Br. is a synonym of Antitoxicum sibiricum. (L.)Pobed. a perennial that grows to 45cm on sandhills, in pine woods, steppe and rocky slopes from W. Siberia to China. The same flora mentions C. sibiricum. Willd, a perennial that is very closely related to C. acutum (q.v.) and grows on tugail soils by rivers and brooks, irrigation canals, alluvial and sand dunes
. We cannot be sure which of these species is meant in the reports of edibility.
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Cynanchum sibiricum. 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 Cynanchum sibiricum.
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Material uses & Functions
Native Climate Zones
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Native Geographical Range
Root Zone Tendancy
? 1.01.11.2 Reid. B. E. Famine Foods of the Chiu-Huang Pen-ts'ao. Taipei. Southern Materials Centre (1977-00-00)
? 2.02.12.2 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
? 3.03.13.2 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
? 4.04.1 Komarov. V. L. Flora of the USSR. Israel Program for Scientific Translation (1968-00-00)