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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Herniaria hirsuta.

Material uses

A good ground cover plant, allowing spring bulbs to grow through it[1]. An aqueous extract of the plant is a hand cleanser, making the skin soft and supple[2].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The plant is diuretic[2]. It is used in the treatment of sore throats[2]. The plant contains coumarins and saponins, which are toxic, and so it should be used with some caution.

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

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Cultivation

Grows well in hot dry soils[3]. Dislikes excessive moisture[3]. Succeeds in very poor soils[3]. Useful for covering rocks or as a carpet bedding[3], it makes a good ground cover for spring bulbs since they can grow through it easily[1].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Herniaria hirsuta. 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 Herniaria hirsuta.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Herniaria hirsuta
Genus
Herniaria
Family
Caryophyllaceae
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
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
  • Strong wind
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
Fertility
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.11.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.4 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. ? 3.03.13.23.3 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  4. ? Clapham, Tootin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press (1962-00-00)


Facts about "Herniaria hirsuta"RDF feed
Article is incompleteYes +
Article requires citationsNo +
Article requires cleanupYes +
Belongs to familyCaryophyllaceae +
Belongs to genusHerniaria +
Functions asGround cover +
Has binomial nameHerniaria hirsuta +
Has common nameHairy Rupture Wort +
Has drought toleranceTolerant +
Has environmental toleranceHigh wind + and Drought +
Has fertility typeSelf fertile +, Insects + and Self +
Has flowers of typeHermaphrodite +
Has hardiness zone5 +
Has lifecycle typeAnnual + and Perennial +
Has material partUnknown part +
Has material useSoap +
Has mature height0.02 +
Has mature width0.3 +
Has medicinal partUnknown part +
Has medicinal useDiuretic +
Has search nameherniaria hirsuta + and hairy rupture wort +
Has shade toleranceNo shade +
Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral + and Alkaline +
Has soil texture preferenceSandy + and Loamy +
Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
Has sun preferenceFull sun +
Has taxonomic rankSpecies +
Has taxonomy nameHerniaria hirsuta +
Has water requirementsmoderate +
Inhabits ecosystem nicheSoil surface +
Is taxonomy typeSpecies +
PFAF cultivation notes migratedNo +
PFAF edible use notes migratedYes +
PFAF material use notes migratedNo +
PFAF medicinal use notes migratedNo +
PFAF propagation notes migratedNo +
PFAF toxicity notes migratedYes +
Tolerates nutritionally poor soilNo +
Tolerates windYes +
Uses mature size measurement unitMeters +
Has subobjectThis property is a special property in this wiki.Herniaria hirsuta + and Herniaria hirsuta +