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Useful Temperate Plants

Azorella trifurcata

(Gaertn.) Pers.

Apiaceae

+ Synonyms

Azorella albida Phil.

Azorella caespitosa Cav.

Azorella gilliesii (Hook.) Hook. & Arn.

Azorella rahmeri Phil.

Azorella trifuscata Hook.

Azorella utriculata Griseb.

Bolax gilliesii Hook.

Bolax trifurcata (Pers.) Spreng. ex Steud.

Chamitis tricuspidata Gaertn.

Chamitis trifurcata Gaertn.

Fischera caespitose (Cav.) Spreng.

Common Name:

Azorella trifurcata
Cultivated plant at Rennsteiggarten Oberhof, Germany
Photograph by: Ixitixel
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General Information

Azorella trifurcata is a low-growing, evergreen perennial plant forming a dense cushion of growth up to 45cm in diameter[
69
Title
Flora of Tierra del Fuego.
Publication
 
Author
Moore. D. M.
Publisher
Anthony Nelson.
Year
1983
ISBN
0-904614-05-0
Description
Standard work for this part of S. America. Excellent details of habitat and a few notes on plant uses.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine. It is grown as an ornamental in gardens, valued especially for its mat-forming habit.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

69
Title
Flora of Tierra del Fuego.
Publication
 
Author
Moore. D. M.
Publisher
Anthony Nelson.
Year
1983
ISBN
0-904614-05-0
Description
Standard work for this part of S. America. Excellent details of habitat and a few notes on plant uses.
,
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

Range

Southern S. America - Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands

Habitat

Coastal sands, gravels and rocky areas; streambanks; open grassland; dry Empetrum heath and forest margins; At elevations up to 200 metres in Tierra Del Fuego and north to latitude 51°south in Chile, 41°south in Argentina[
69
Title
Flora of Tierra del Fuego.
Publication
 
Author
Moore. D. M.
Publisher
Anthony Nelson.
Year
1983
ISBN
0-904614-05-0
Description
Standard work for this part of S. America. Excellent details of habitat and a few notes on plant uses.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height0.30 m
PollinatorsInsects
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Azorella trifurcata is hardy to at least -17°c[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Requires a position in full sun in a well-drained gritty soil[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

Root - raw or cooked[
69
Title
Flora of Tierra del Fuego.
Publication
 
Author
Moore. D. M.
Publisher
Anthony Nelson.
Year
1983
ISBN
0-904614-05-0
Description
Standard work for this part of S. America. Excellent details of habitat and a few notes on plant uses.
].

Medicinal

Hepatic. It is used in the treatment of liver and kidney problems[
69
Title
Flora of Tierra del Fuego.
Publication
 
Author
Moore. D. M.
Publisher
Anthony Nelson.
Year
1983
ISBN
0-904614-05-0
Description
Standard work for this part of S. America. Excellent details of habitat and a few notes on plant uses.
].

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant's dense, mat-forming habit makes it a very effective ground cover plant, though its slow rate of growth needs to be taken into consideration[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Other Uses

A resin is obtained from the plant[
69
Title
Flora of Tierra del Fuego.
Publication
 
Author
Moore. D. M.
Publisher
Anthony Nelson.
Year
1983
ISBN
0-904614-05-0
Description
Standard work for this part of S. America. Excellent details of habitat and a few notes on plant uses.
]. Its uses are not given in the report but are possibly connected to its medicinal properties.

Propagation

Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in late winter in a cold frame. Grow on for at least the first winter in a greenhouse or frame and plant out in late spring.
Division.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2020-07-12. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Azorella+trifurcata>

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