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Aphanes arvensis - L.

Common Name Parsley Piert, Field parsley piert
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Arable and dry stony ground and old walls on acid and basic soils.[5, 17, 165]
Range Most of Europe, including Britain, east to Iran in W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Aphanes arvensis Parsley Piert, Field parsley piert


Aphanes arvensis Parsley Piert, Field parsley piert
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Aphanes arvensis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from Apr to October, and the seeds ripen from Jul to November. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid and very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Lawn; Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - eaten raw in salads or pickled for winter use[4, 5, 52, 183]. The plant is rarely eaten nowadays[238].

Medicinal Uses



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Astringent;  Demulcent;  Diuretic;  Refrigerant.

Parsley piert has a long history of folk use, being commonly employed to rid the body of stones in the kidney or bladder. It has become a highly respected herb in modern herbalism for the treatment of kidney stones[268]. The whole herb is astringent, demulcent, diuretic and refrigerant[4, 53, 165]. It is used mainly as an infusion in the treatment of kidney and bladder complaints (including cystitis and recurrent urinary infections), jaundice etc[4, 238]. A very valuable remedy, acting violently but safely by promoting the flow of urine[4], it is often used in combination with other herbs[238, 254]. The plant is harvested in early summer and can be used fresh or dried[238]. The herb is considered to be most efficacious when it is freshly collected and dried[238].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade[238]. The plant tolerates stony or gravelly soils as well as both acid and alkaline conditions[238]. It grows well in a short lawn[53]. This is an aggregate species that contains a number of very closely related species[17].

Propagation

Seed - sow autumn in situ. The seed is best sown in dry weather[238].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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