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Onosma hispidum - Wall.
                 
Common Name
Family Boraginaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards There are no reports of toxicity for this species, but the following report for O. echioides should be borne in mind[K]. The bristly stems and leaves can cause a good deal of irritation to the skin[219].
Habitats Dry, rocky and savannah slopes, 1700 - 2000 metres in Kashmir[145]. Found at elevations up to 4000 metres[51].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Onosma hispidum


Onosma hispidum
   
Physical Characteristics
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Onosma hispidum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained 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.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds; South Wall. In. West Wall. In.
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Root[145]. Used as a flavouring.
Medicinal Uses


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Miscellany.

One report says that the plant has medicinal properties but gives no details[145].
Other Uses
Miscellany.

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 well-drained soil in full sun[1, 187]. Prefers a deep rather rich sandy loam[1]. Best grown in a crevice in a rock garden or on a wall[1, 187]. Tolerates hot dry conditions and also drought once it is established, but disliking winter wet[190]. Plants also dislike wet summers[200].
Propagation
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out in early summer. Cuttings in a frame in the summer. Shade them for the first 10 - 12 days[1].
Other Names
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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