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Uses

Toxic parts

Although no reports of toxicity have been found for this plant, at least 3 other members of this genus have reports that the leaves are toxic[1][2]. Some caution is therefore advised in the use of this plant.

Edible uses

Notes

Used as a spice[3]. The report gives no more details, but it is most likely that the root is used and that it is a ginger substitute[K].

Unknown part

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Asarum dilatatum.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Asarum dilatatum.

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 in the summer[4]. Stored seed will require 3 weeks cold stratification and should be sown in late winter[4]. The seed usually germinates in the spring in 1 - 4 or more weeks at 18°c[4]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out when large enough in late spring. Division in spring or autumn. Plants are slow to increase[5]. It is best to pot the divisions up and keep them in light shade in the greenhouse until they are growing away strongly.

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Cultivation

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. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.

Prefers a rich moist neutral to acid soil in woodland or a shady position in the rock garden[6][5]. Plants are hardy to at least -15°c[5]. The flowers are malodorous and are pollinated by flies[5].

Plants often self-sow when growing in a suitable position[5].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Asarum dilatatum. 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 Asarum dilatatum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Asarum dilatatum
Genus
Asarum
Family
Aristolochiaceae
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
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
partial sun
Shade
permanent 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
    x meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type












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