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Common Name: Ling Xiang Cao
Lysimachia foenum-graecum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It has medicinal and miscellaneous uses.
E. Asia - China
Wet mixed forests, streams in mountain valleys, humus-rich soils; 800--1700 m. N Guangdong, Guangxi, SW Hunan, SE Yunnan[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The dried plant has a curry-like aroma[
]. 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[
Antihalitosis. The root is used[
The root is used to scent the hair[
]. Used as a perfume[
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.