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Common Name: Jin Qian Cao
Lysimachia christiniae is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - China
Grassy thickets along roadsides[
]. Damp areas along streamsides, open forests and forest margins at elevations of 500 - 2300 metres[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
An easily grown plant, succeeding in a moist loamy soil[
]. Grows well in heavy clay soils.
Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[
The whole plant is antiphlogistic, cholagogue, depurative, diuretic, febrifuge and lithontripic[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of abscesses, burns, bites, kidney stones, gallbladder stones, inflammation etc[
]. It is also used to treat mushroom poisoning and drug poisoning[
Seed - sow autumn in a cold frame[
]. 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 autumn[
]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.