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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Young leaves - raw or cooked as a potherb[1][2][3][4][5]. Harvested in the spring before the plant flowers[6], they are tasty and nutritious[7]. The leaves are added to salads, sandwiches, soups etc[8], they can be used in recipes that call for leaves of beet, plantain, sow thistle or amaranth[5].

Young stems - raw[6].

Root - chewed by children as a gum[6].

Leaves

Material uses

A green dye is obtained from the whole plant. It does not require a mordant[9].

The remnants of the styles are very hygroscopic, they can be used in hygrometers and as weather indicators[10][11].

The dried plant powder has been mixed with watermelon seeds during storage and planting in order to prevent watermelon disease[6].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The whole plant is astringent and haemostatic{9, 13, 21]. It has been used in the treatment of uterine and other bleeding[8]. The root and leaves have been eaten by nursing mothers to increase the flow of milk[6]. Externally, the plant has been used as a wash on animal bites, skin infections etc[6]. A poultice of the chewed root has been applied to sores and rashes[6].

A tea made from the leaves is diaphoretic and diuretic[12]. An infusion has been used in the treatment of typhoid fever[6]. The leaves are soaked in bath water for the treatment of rheumatism[12].

The seeds contain vitamin K, a poultice of them is applied to gouty typhus[12].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ as soon as the seed is ripe in the late summer. The seed can also be sown in situ in late spring[13]. Germination usually takes place within 3 weeks[14].

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Cultivation

Prefers a sunny well-drained position and a limy soil or at least one that is not acid[13]. Plants are likely to be resistant to maritime exposure[K].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Erodium cicutarium.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Erodium cicutarium
Genus
Erodium
Family
Geraniaceae
Imported References
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
full sun
Shade
no shade
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

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References

  1. ? 1.01.1 Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (1972-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Elias. T. and Dykeman. P. A Field Guide to N. American Edible Wild Plants. Van Nostrand Reinhold ISBN 0442222009 (1982-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.1 Coyle. J. and Roberts. N. C. A Field Guide to the Common and Interesting Plants of Baja California. Natural History Publishing Co. (1975-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.1 Harrington. H. D. Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains. University of New Mexico Press ISBN 0-8623-0343-9 (1967-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.15.2 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
  6. ? 6.006.016.026.036.046.056.066.076.086.096.10 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.1 Coffey. T. The History and Folklore of North American Wild Flowers. Facts on File. ISBN 0-8160-2624-6 (1993-00-00)
  8. ? 8.08.18.28.3 Launert. E. Edible and Medicinal Plants. Hamlyn ISBN 0-600-37216-2 (1981-00-00)
  9. ? 9.09.1 Grae. I. Nature's Colors - Dyes from Plants. MacMillan Publishing Co. New York. ISBN 0-02-544950-8 (1974-00-00)
  10. ? 10.010.1 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (1959-00-00)
  11. ? 11.011.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
  12. ? 12.012.112.212.3 Foster. S. & Duke. J. A. A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. Eastern and Central N. America. Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0395467225 (1990-00-00)
  13. ? 13.013.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  14. ? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  15. ? Clapham, Tootin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press (1962-00-00)

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Has material useDye + and Weather forecasting +
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Has medicinal partUnknown part +
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Has shade toleranceNo shade +
Has soil ph preferenceNeutral +, Alkaline + and Very alkaline +
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Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
Has sun preferenceFull sun +
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