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Aphanes arvensis

Parsley piert

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.05m
  • Spread1.5m to 2m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourGreenish
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Aphanes arvensis (Parsley piert). This is a low-growing annual with 3-lobed pale green leaves. The flowers are produced in clusters of green blooms in the spring.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Herbaceous or Herb

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Used in traditional medicine for dissolving kidney stones.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This plant prefers well drained, gravelly soils. It can tolerate semi-shade.

Propagation

Sow seed directly where the plant is to grow.

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