There are no edible uses listed for Sagina maxima.
There are no material uses listed for Sagina maxima.
The whole plant is febrifuge, its use stimulates blood circulation
. A decoction is used in the treatment of 'angry' boils, 'lacquer' sores (probably refers to rashes caused by the sap of Rhus species[K]), dental caries, snakebites, pterygium and traumatic injuries
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
If you have sufficient seed it might be worthwhile sowing some in situ in April.
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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. One report says that it is no more than a synonym for S. japonica
. It quite possible resists maritime exposure.
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Sagina maxima. 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 Sagina maxima.
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Material uses & Functions
- Strong wind
- Maritime exposure
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