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Peucedanum praeruptorum - Dunn.

Common Name Qian Hu
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Although no mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, skin contact with the sap of a number of members in this genus is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people[65, 218]. They are also said to contain the alleged 'psychotroph' myristicine[218].
Habitats Sunny places in damp thickets on hillsides and in waste places[147]. Forest margins and grassy slopes at elevations of 200 - 2000 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Peucedanum praeruptorum Qian Hu


Peucedanum praeruptorum Qian Hu

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Peucedanum praeruptorum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in). It is in flower from Aug to September, and the seeds ripen from Oct to November. 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. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Analgesic;  Antibacterial;  Antifungal;  Carminative;  Expectorant;  Febrifuge.

The dried root is analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antitussive, carminative, expectorant and febrifuge[147, 176, 218]. A decoction is used in the treatment of colds and headaches, coughing and asthma, tightness in the chest (laboured or difficult breathing)[147, 176].

Other Uses

None known

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 at least in the milder areas of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. An easily grown plant, it succeeds in any moisture-retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Suitable for group plantings in the wild garden[200].

Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible otherwise in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

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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Dunn.

Botanical References

266

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