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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Verbascum phlomoides.

Material uses

The whole plant is used to repel mice and rats[1][2].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The seed is used to expel tapeworms from the body[3]. No other details are given, but the seeds probably contain saponins and so should be used with caution[K].

The flowers and leaves are anodyne, antiseptic, astringent, demulcent, emollient, expectorant, pectoral and vulnerary[4][5]. An infusion is used internally in the treatment of various respiratory complaints including coughs, bronchitis, asthma and throat irritations[5]. An infusion of the fresh or dried flowers in olive oil is used to treat earaches, sores, wounds, boils etc[5].

The plant is harvested when in flower and should be dried quickly and with care or it will lose its medicinal qualities[5].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow late spring to early summer in a cold frame and only just cover the seed[6]. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots and plant them out in late summer. The seed has a long viability[6].

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Cultivation

An easily grown plant, it succeeds in most well-drained soils, including dry ones, and prefers a sunny position[6]. Dislikes shade and wet soils[6]. Thrives on chalk[6]. Prefers a light soil[6].

This species is hardy to at least -15°c[6]. Hybridizes with other members of this genus, though the progeny are usually sterile[6].

Plants can perennate when growing in light well-drained soils[7].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Verbascum phlomoides. 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 Verbascum phlomoides.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Verbascum phlomoides
Genus
Verbascum
Family
Scrophulariaceae
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
6
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no 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
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (1959-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.1 Grieve. A Modern Herbal. Penguin ISBN 0-14-046-440-9 (1984-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Lust. J. The Herb Book. Bantam books ISBN 0-553-23827-2 (1983-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.4 Bown. D. Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses. Dorling Kindersley, London. ISBN 0-7513-020-31 (1995-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.16.26.36.46.56.66.76.8 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    7. ? Sanders. T. W. Popular Hardy Perennials. Collingridge (1926-00-00)

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