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(Scirpus ternatus)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Scirpus ternatus
Cyperaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    One report says that it has an edible fruit[177]. This probably refers to the seed[K].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in a pot standing in 3cm of water. Only just cover the seed with soil[200]. The seed usually germinates fairly quickly. Prick out the plants when large enough to handle and plant out in their permanent positions in early summer. Division in spring. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.
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 could succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in any wet to moisture retentive ground, pond margins and shallow water in full sun or shade[200].
E. Asia – China, S. Japan, Malaysia.

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