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Adenostoma sparsifolium - Torr.
                 
Common Name Redshank
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grows in chapparal at elevations of 300 - 2500 metres[276].
Range South-western N. America - Southern California.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Adenostoma sparsifolium Redshank


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Adenostoma sparsifolium Redshank
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Physical Characteristics
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Adenostoma sparsifolium is an evergreen Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from May to June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Seeds[257]. No further information is given.
Medicinal Uses
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The plant is cathartic[257]. The plant has been used externally in the treatment of arthritis[257]. An infusion of the leaves has been used in the treatment of colds and chest complaints, and also as a mouth wash to treat toothaches[257]. An infusion of the dried leaves, or the branches, has been used in the treatment of stomach ailments, inducing either bowel movements or vomiting[257]. The crushed twigs have been mixed with oil and used as a salve[257].
Other Uses
The bark is fibrous and has been stripped off the plants to make women's skirts[257]. The wood has been used to make fencing posts and as construction material[257]. The wood burns well, giving a high intensity heat[257].
Cultivation details
Requires a sheltered sunny position in a well-drained soil[182, 200] and protection from cold winds[200]. Plants are not very hardy in Britain and do not withstand exposure to prolonged winter frosts though they succeed outdoors in the milder areas of the country[182, 200]. In colder areas they are best grown against a south or south-west facing wall[200]. The leaves are resinous and catch fire easily[181]. They have a pleasant aroma[200].
Propagation
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in early spring. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow the plants on for at least their first winter in a greenhouse or cold frame, planting them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings could be tried in August of half-ripe wood, preferably with a heel, in a frame. Layering.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Matthew B.
Jul 16 2010 12:00AM
hey what about Polygonum persicaria??? Thats what i have redshank down as! but im going through a flora survey from the 80's! any help?
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