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Caltha sinogracilis - W.T.Wang.
                 
Common Name
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards The whole plant, but especially the older portions, contains the toxic glycoside protoanemanin - this is destroyed by heat[172]. The sap can irritate sensitive skin[172].
Habitats Grasslands, by streams at elevations of 3200 - 4100 metres in SE Xizang and NW Yunnan[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Wet Soil Water Plants Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Caltha sinogracilis


Caltha sinogracilis
   
Physical Characteristics
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Caltha sinogracilis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, beetles, flies.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers wet soil and can grow in water.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Pond; Bog Garden;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[177]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
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 could succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a deep rich slightly acidic soil[200]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Suitable for wet soils and shallow water[1]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame in late summer[200]. Stand the pots in 2 - 3cm of water to keep the soil wet. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°c[138]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a tray of water in a cold frame until they are at least 15cm tall. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Division in early spring or autumn[200]. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer or following spring.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Caltha palustrisMarsh Marigold, Yellow marsh marigold22
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