There are no edible uses listed for Chrysosplenium carnosum.
There are no material uses listed for Chrysosplenium carnosum.
The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, where it is considered to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency
. Anti-inflammatory, cholagogue and febrifuge, it is used in the treatment of headaches and inflammation of the gall bladder
Seed - sow spring or autumn in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame. Stand the pot in 2cm of water. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a tray of water in the cold frame 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. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer or following spring.
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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy outdoors in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most areas of the country. A low-growing plant, spreading by means of stolons produced in the leaf axils to produce a carpet of growth
. It is perhaps no more than an extreme form of C. alternifolium. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus[K].
Succeeds in most soils if they are moist. Requires a constantly wet but well-drained soil
. Prefers acid soils
. Prefers a shady position, succeeding in woodland.
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Chrysosplenium carnosum.
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? 1.01.11.2 Tsarong. Tsewang. J. Tibetan Medicinal Plants Tibetan Medical Publications, India ISBN 81-900489-0-2 (1994-00-00)
? 2.02.1 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
? 3.03.1 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)