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Lysichiton camtschatcense - (L.)Schott.
                 
Common Name
Family Araceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards The plant is rich in calcium oxylate, this is toxic and if consumed makes the mouth and digestive tract feel as though hundreds of needles are being stuck into it. However, calcium oxylate is easily destroyed by thoroughly cooking or drying the plant.
Habitats Bogs and wet places, also by ponds and lakes[187].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Wet Soil Water Plants Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Lysichiton camtschatcense


Lysichiton camtschatcense
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Physical Characteristics
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Lysichiton camtschatcense is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in) by 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Feb to April. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers wet soil and can grow in water.

Synonyms
L. album. L. japonicum.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Ground Cover; Pond; Bog Garden;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young shoots - they must be thoroughly cooked otherwise they are poisonous[105].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
The plants have very large leaves and form a slowly spreading clump. They can be grown as a ground cover, spaced about 1 metre apart each way[208].
Cultivation details
Requires a wet or damp humus-rich soil in full sun or semi-shade[200]. Grows well by water or in the bog garden[1]. Succeeds in shallow water. Hardy to about -15°c[200] Young plants require protection from slugs[187]. Plants are slow to establish at first, taking some years, but they can then become naturalized and self-sow[208]. The flowers are sweetly scented according to one report[187], whilst another says that the plant emits an unpleasant animal smell[245]. Hybridizes with L. americanus[200].
Propagation
The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in pots in a cold frame[134]. Keep very moist, preferably by emmersing the pot in 2 -3 cm of water[200]. Germination is usually good, taking place within 1 - 2 months at 15°c[134]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in trays of water 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 the middle of autumn or mid to late winter, but no later than this because the plant will be coming into growth.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Lysichiton americanusYellow Skunk Cabbage, American skunkcabbage32
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