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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves[1][2]. No more details are given. The fresh leaves are used as a tea substitute. A grassy flavour, it is nothing special[1].

Leaves

Unknown part

Tea

Material uses

A good ground cover for dry sunny banks[3], this plant has been used as a grass substitute for lawns in tropical areas, though it would probably not tolerate heavy traffic[4][3].
There are no material uses listed for Phyla nodiflora.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The plant is anodyne, antibacterial, deobstruent, diuretic, emmenagogue, parasiticide and refrigerant[5]. It is used in the treatment of hookworm[5]. The juice of the plant is cooling and is used to relieve fevers, coughs and colds[6]. The aroma of the inhaled plant is breathed in to treat coughs and colds[6]. The juice of the root is used in the treatment of gastric troubles[6].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in the middle of spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring or early summer.

If trying to grow this plant as a perennial do not plant them out the first spring but 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.

Division in spring.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in any well-drained soil in a sunny position[3]. Prefers a moderately fertile soil, but succeeds in soils of low fertility[3]. Prefers ample moisture according to one report[4], whilst another says that, once established, it is drought tolerant[3]. When grown in shade the plant makes a lot of vegetative growth but does not flower well[4]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, though it can be grown outdoors as a half-hardy annual in this country[7]. Plants tolerate temperatures down to at least -7°c in Australian gardens[4] though this cannot be translated directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers and longer colder and wetter winters.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Phyla nodiflora. 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 Phyla nodiflora.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Phyla nodiflora
Genus
Phyla
Family
Verbenaceae
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
10
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
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

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References

  1. ? 1.01.11.2 Cribb. A. B. and J. W. Wild Food in Australia. Fontana ISBN 0-00-634436-4 (1976-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.53.6 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.4 Wrigley. J. W. and Fagg. M. Australian Native Plants. Collins. (Australia) ISBN 0-7322-0021-0 (1988-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.15.2 Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (1985-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.16.26.3 Manandhar. N. P. Plants and People of Nepal Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-527-6 (2002-00-00)
  7. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  8. ? Ewart. A. J. Flora of Victoria. ()
  9. ? [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)

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