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Damasonium alisma - Mill.

Common Name Thrumwort
Family Alismataceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Gravelly ditches and ponds. Very local and apparently decreasing in Britain[17].
Range Central and southern Europe, from Britain and France to Italy and S. Russia, south to N. Africa.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Wet Soil Water Plants Semi-shade Full sun
Damasonium alisma Thrumwort


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Damasonium alisma Thrumwort

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Damasonium alisma is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from Jun to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers wet soil and can grow in water.

Synonyms

D. stellatum. Actinocarpus damasonium.

Habitats

 Pond; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Root[177]. No further details are given.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in an open sunny position in boggy soils or in still water up to 25cm deep[200].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame in trays standing in shallow water[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in trays of shallow water, planting them out in the summer. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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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Mill.

Botanical References

17200

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