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Moneses uniflora - (L.)A.Gray.
                 
Common Name Single Delight
Family Pyrolaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Pine woods, the margins of moist woods in shady mossy places often in a bed of pine needles, avoiding calcareous soils[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Iceland south and east to Spain, N. Asia to Japan, N. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Moneses uniflora Single Delight


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Moneses uniflora Single Delight
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Physical Characteristics
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Moneses uniflora is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 2. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jun to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
M. grandiflora. Pyrola uniflora. L.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit;  Seed.
Edible Uses:

Fruit[2, 105, 155, 161, 257]. No more details are given. The fruit is a capsule about 8cm wide[200]. Seed - raw or cooked[172].
Medicinal Uses


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Anodyne;  Miscellany;  Poultice.

An infusion of the dried plant has been used in the treatment of coughs and colds[257]. The plant has been chewed, and the juice swallowed, as a treatment for sore throat[257]. A poultice of the leaves has been used to draw out the pus from boils and abscesses, to draw blisters, to help reduce swellings and also to relieve pain[257].
Other Uses
Miscellany.

None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a moist sandy woodland soil[111, 200] in a cool position with partial shade[1, 11, 200]. Requires a peaty or leafy acid soil that remains moist in the summer[200]. This is a very difficult plant to grow. It requires a mycorrhizal relationship in the soil and therefore needs to be grown initially in soil collected from around an established plant[200]. It is also very difficult from seed as well as being intolerant of root disturbance which makes division difficult[1]. This species is rare decreasing in the wild in Britain. Surviving populations are threatened, usually by commercial forestry[200].
Propagation
Seed - the only information we have on this species is that it is difficult from seed and germinates infrequently[200]. We would suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. Sow it into soil collected from around an established plant, only just covering the seed, and put the pot in a shady part of a cold frame. Pot up any young seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle, once again using soil from around an established plant. Plant out into their permanent positions when the plants are large enough. You should not need to use soil from around an established plant to do this since the soil in the pot will contain the necessary micorrhiza. Division with great care in the spring[1, 111]. Pot up the divisions using some soil from around an established plant, grow on in a lightly shaded part of a greenhouse or frame and do not plant out until the plants are growing away vigorously[200].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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