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Uses

Toxic parts

The plant contains coumarins[1], this is what gives it the scent of newly mown hay. When used internally, especially from dried plants, it can act to prevent the blood from co-aggulating[2]. Coumarins are implicated in liver disease and haemorrhage[1].

Edible uses

Notes

The leaves are used as a flavouring[3], they have the scent of vanilla[4][5]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

Unknown part

Material uses

The dried leaves contain coumarin and have a scent like newly mown hay. They can be used as a condiment[6].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The leaves are demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic and tonic[1]. They are a folk remedy for coughs, malaria and neuroses[1]. The leaves are high in coumarins and have been experimentally effective in the treatment of high-protein oedema[1]. Some caution is advised, see notes above on toxicity.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Trilisa odoratissima.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe in the autumn[4]. 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 late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring[4].

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Cultivation

Grows well in any moderately good light soil[4]. Plants grow in very acid soils in the wild[7].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Trilisa odoratissima. 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 Trilisa odoratissima.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Trilisa odoratissima
Genus
Trilisa
Family
Compositae
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
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
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
    1 x meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Foster. S. & Duke. J. A. A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. Eastern and Central N. America. Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0395467225 (1990-00-00)
    2. ? Triska. Dr. Hamlyn Encyclopaedia of Plants. Hamlyn ISBN 0-600-33545-3 (1975-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.2 Small. Manual of the Southeastern Flora. ()
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.44.5 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.1 Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (1972-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.1 Buchanan. R. A Weavers Garden. ()
    7. ? Britton. N. L. Brown. A. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada Dover Publications. New York. ISBN 0-486-22642-5 (1970-00-00)