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Trollius europaeus - L.

Common Name Globeflower, Common Globeflower, European Globeflower
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards The plant is mildly poisonous unless it is dried[7, 13, 19].
Habitats Wet pastures, scrub and woods in mountain districts, especially near streams and avoiding acid soils[7, 13, 17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Norway south and east to Spain, the Caucasus, Arctic America.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade
Trollius europaeus Globeflower, Common Globeflower, European Globeflower


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Trollius europaeus Globeflower, Common Globeflower, European Globeflower
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Summary

Bloom Color: Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late summer, Late spring, Mid summer. Form: Upright or erect.


Physical Characteristics

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Trollius europaeus is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from Jul to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Purgative;  Rubefacient;  Vitamin C.

The whole plant, but especially the root, is purgative and rubefacient when used fresh[4, 7]. The plant loses some or all of its medicinal properties if it is dried[4, 7]. It is used in Russia in the treatment of certain obscure maladies and has also been successfully used to treat a scorbutic case that was considered to be incurable[4]. It merits further investigation[4].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Rock garden, Specimen. An easily grown plant, so long as the soil does not dry out[233]. It requires a deep rich soil with plenty of moisture[111]. Prefers a moist heavy soil[1]. Does well in a bog garden[200]. Likes shade[111] but it succeeds in sun or partial shade[187]. Hardy to at least -20°c[187]. A polymorphic species[200], there are some named forms selected for their ornamental value[188]. Members of this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233] A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54]. Special Features:Naturalizing, Suitable for cut flowers.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Keep the soil moist. Stored seeds can take 18 months or more to germinate[1] and the seedlings are very slow growing at first[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Root division just after flowering or in spring. It is best done in September[1].

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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