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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

The lemon-scented leaves are used to make a tea[1]. Young shoots[1]. No further details are given.

Leaves

Unknown part

Tea

Material uses

The plant contains an essential oil, this is a possible source of citral[2].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The seeds are astringent, carminative and tonic[2]. They are used as a demulcent in the treatment of fevers[2]. The plant is astringent, tonic and vulnerary[2].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in situ. Pinch back the shoot tips in May in order to encourage bushy growth[3].

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Cultivation

Succeeds in a sunny position in a fertile well-drained soil[3].

The plant is sometimes cultivated for its essential oil[4].

The plant is very fragrant[3], with both the leaves and the flowers emitting a most refreshing scent of lemons[5]. The flowers remain fragrant and fresh for several weeks[5]. It is a useful plant for filling gaps in the summer border[3].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Dracocephalum moldavica. 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 Dracocephalum moldavica.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Dracocephalum moldavica
Genus
Dracocephalum
Family
Labiatae
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
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light 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
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.5 Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C. Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement). Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. (1986-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.4 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.1 Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)

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