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Uses

Toxic parts

Although no mention has been seen for this species, at least one member of the genus is slightly toxic, the toxins being dissipated by heat or by drying the plant[1].

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Pulsatilla patens.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Pulsatilla patens.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Appetizer, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant[2][3][4].

Use of the plant lessens sexual excitement. It does not diminish sexual power but rather strengthens it by lessening morbid excitement[3]. A drug derived from the chopped whole plant induces vomiting and irritation of the kidneys[4]. In high doses it acts as a depressant on the central nervous system and the heart[4]. A decoction of the plant has been used to speed delivery of a child[5]. A poultice of the fresh crushed leaves has been applied in the treatment of rheumatism and neuralgia[5].

A volatile oil contained in the plant is used as an irritant[6].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in early summer in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in about 2 - 3 weeks. Sow stored seed in late winter in a cold frame. Germination takes about 1 - 6 months at 15°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the spring. Root cuttings, 4cm long taken in early winter, potted up in a mixture of peat and sand[7]. They can also be taken in July/August, planted vertically in pots in a greenhouse or frame.

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Cultivation

Requires a well-drained humus-rich gritty soil and a sunny position[8]. Lime tolerant[9][8].

A very ornamental plant[9]. Large plants transplant badly[8].

A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[10].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Pulsatilla patens. 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 Pulsatilla patens.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Pulsatilla patens
Genus
Pulsatilla
Family
Ranunculaceae
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
4
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no 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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