- Humidité moyenne.
- Tous sols. Nécessite un sol drainant.
- Non calcaire
- Zone 7
- Habitat originel
- Rocky slopes and damp rocks, 3000 - 4000 metres
- Origine géographique
- E. Asia - W. Himalayas from Pakistan to Uttar Pradesh.
- The whole plant, but especially the root, is considered to be poisonous, it contains narcotic principles [211, 240].
- The plant is said to be edible but no further details are known, not even which part of the plant can be eaten .
- The root contains narcotic principles [211, 240].
- The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, where it is considered to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency .
- Analgesic and febrifuge, it is used to help heal broken bones, to treat inflammation from fractures and pain in the upper bodily region, especially around the ribs .
- Grows best in a woodland soil in partial shade [1, 200].
- The soil should be lime-free, moist, well-drained and moderately rich .
- Dislikes full sun and windy positions .
- Monocarpic, the plants living for a number of years before flowering but then dying once they flower .
- Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in late summer .
- Spring sown seed is slower to germinate .
- Quand ils sont suffisament développés pour être manipulés, repiquez les semis dans des pots individuels et replantez les en été .
- En fleur
- 7 - 8
- Maturité des graines
- Type de fleur
- Hermaphrodite (les fleurs ont des organes mâles et femelles)
- Autres réferences
- [51, 200]
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaces in 1992 by a new dictionary (see ).
A very readable and good pocket guide (if you have a very large pocket!) to many of the wild plants in the Himalayas. Gives many examples of plant uses.
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
A nice little pocket guide to 50 wildflowers of Kashmir. This is part one of three, we have not seen the other two volumes
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
A nice little pocket guide to the subject with photographs of 95 species and brief comments on their uses.