Squinancy Wort (Asperula cynanchica)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Squinancy Wort
Asperula cynanchica
Rubiaceae

A red dye is obtained from the root[4].

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant was at one time esteemed as a remedy for quinsy, but it is no longer used in herbal medicine[4].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring to early summer in a light position in a cold frame[134]. 2 weeks pre-chilling improves the germination rate[134]. The seed usually germinates in 1 month at 10¡c[134]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or early summer[200]. Basal cuttings of soft young shoots in early summer[200].
Succeeds in almost any soil, including dry ones[1]. Prefers a well-drained moisture retentive soil in sun or semi-shade[200].
Central and southeastern Europe, including Britain, to the Caucasus.

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