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Codonopsis nervosa - (Chipp.) Nannf.

Common Name
Family Campanulaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Upper subalpine and lower alpine zone.
Range E. Asia - Himalayas in eastern Tibet.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Codonopsis nervosa


Codonopsis nervosa

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Codonopsis nervosa is a PERENNIAL. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, wasps. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Analgesic;  Antiinflammatory.

The flowers are used in Tibetan medicine and are said to have a sweet and astringent taste with a cooling potency[241]. They are analgesic and anti-inflammatory, being used in the treatment of pain and swollen joints due to arthritis/gout, stiffening of ureters and paralysis due to cerebral ischaemia[241].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know how hardy it will be in Britain, though judging by its native range it is likely to be hardy at least in the milder areas of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a well-drained fertile light soil in full sun or semi shade[1, 200]. Plants only succeed in full sun if the soil remains moist during the growing season[200]. Prefers a slightly acid soil[164]. The plant resents root disturbance and should be planted out into its permanent position as soon as possible[164]. Plants are very susceptible to the ravages of slugs. The young shoots in spring are particularly at risk, though older growth is also eaten[K]. It is best grown on a high bank in order to give a good view of the flowers[1].

Propagation

Seed - surface sow in spring to early summer in an ericaceous compost in a greenhouse. Do not allow the compost to dry out. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 6 weeks at 20°c[164]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer and protect them from slugs until the plants are well established[K]. Division in spring, with care, since the plant resents root disturbance[200]. We have found it best to take small divisions that are teased out from the sides of the main clump so as to cause the least possible disturbance to the plants and to avoid having to dig up the clump. These small divisions need to be potted up and placed in light shade in a greenhouse until they are rooting well. They can be planted out into their permanent positions in the summer if they are large enough, otherwise in the following spring[K].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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