Bupleurum rotundifolium - L.
Common Name Hare's Ear
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Cornfields, waste places and waysides, often as a weed of cultivated land[17, 200].
Range Central to southern Europe, including Britain, south and east to N. Africa and the Caucasus.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

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Bupleurum rotundifolium Hare

Bupleurum rotundifolium Hare
Physical Characteristics
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Bupleurum rotundifolium is a ANNUAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in) by 0.4 m (1ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile.
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.


 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[177]. Added to salads or used as a pot-herb[2]. The leaves are also used as a spice[105, 183].
Medicinal Uses
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None known


Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a well-drained soil and a sunny position[200].
Seed - sow spring in situ.
Other Names
Hare’s ear, Thorough wax, Thorowax, Thorow-wax, Denmark: Rundbladet hare're. Estonia: maralehine j'nesekärv. Latvia: Apskritalapis gaivenis. Lithuania: apallapu bupleire. Norway: Hare're. Poland: Przewiercien okraglolistny. Sweden: Har'rt.
Found In
Africa, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Britain, Europe*, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Mediterranean, Netherlands, North Africa, North America, Russia, Spain, Turkey, USA,
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.

This plant can be weedy or invasive.
Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.
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