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Pulsatilla dahurica - (Fisch.)Spreng.
                 
Common Name
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards Although no mention has been seen for this species, at least one member of the genus is slightly toxic, the toxins being dissipated by heat or by drying the plant[65].
Habitats River pebbles, open or shrub-covered[74]. Alpine meadows[200].
Range E. Asia - N. China, Japan, E. Siberia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Pulsatilla dahurica


Pulsatilla dahurica
   
Physical Characteristics
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Pulsatilla dahurica is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. 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) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Analgesic;  Antiinflammatory;  Antispasmodic;  Cardiotonic;  Hypnotic;  Sedative.

The root is anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, astringent and sedative[174, 176, 218]. The root is an effective cure for bacterial and amoebic dysentery[176, 218]. It is also used in the treatment of nose bleeds and haemorrhoids and is used externally to treat Trichomonas vaginitis[176]. The fresh herb is a cardiac and nervous sedative, producing a hypnotic state with a diminution of the senses followed by a paralysing action[218]. A constituent similar to digitalis can be extracted from the whole herb with the roots removed[176]. This is cardiotonic[176].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a well-drained humus-rich gritty soil and a sunny position[200]. Tolerant of alkaline soils[200]. This species is closely related to P. cernua[200]. Large plants have a deep woody rootstock and transplant badly[200]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in early summer in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in about 2 - 3 weeks. Sow stored seed in late winter in a cold frame. Germination takes about 1 - 6 months at 15°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the spring. Root cuttings, 4cm long taken in early winter, potted up in a mixture of peat and sand[175]. They can also be taken in July/August, planted vertically in pots in a greenhouse or frame.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Pulsatilla cernua 12
Pulsatilla chinensisBai Tou Weng03
Pulsatilla koreanaKorean Pasque Flower02
Pulsatilla patensPasque Flower, Eastern pasqueflower, Cutleaf anemone02
Pulsatilla pratensisPasque Flower02
Pulsatilla vulgarisPasque Flower, European pasqueflower03
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(Fisch.)Spreng.
Botanical References
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