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Ferula szowitziana - DC.

Common Name
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry stony slopes and salty steppes, 800 - 2150 metres in Turkey[93].
Range W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Ferula szowitziana


Ferula szowitziana

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ferula szowitziana is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds; East Wall. By. South Wall. By.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Gum.

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Gum.

This plant is a source of the gum 'Sagapen resin'[46, 61, 64]. It is little used but has the scent of the gum 'Galbanum', which is obtained from several other members of this genus[46, 61]. It is obtained from wounds made in the stem[4]. It is a resin and is collected by removing soil from around the top of the root and then cutting a slice off the root[64]. It is used medicinally in plasters[1, 64, 171].

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in some parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in most soils[1]. Prefers a deep fertile soil in a sunny position[200]. Plants have a long taproot and are intolerant of root disturbance[200]. They should be planted into their final positions as soon as possible. Monocarpic, the plant takes some years before it flowers and dies after flowering[74].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as the seed is ripe in a greenhouse in autumn[1]. Otherwise sow in April in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Plant them out into their permanent positions whilst still small because the plants dislike root disturbance[1]. Give the plants a protective mulch for at least their first winter outdoors. Division in autumn. This may be inadvisable due to the plants dislike of root disturbance.

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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Botanical References

93

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