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Useful Temperate Plants

Ononis pubescens

L.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Ononis paniculata Cav.

Ononis pyramidalis Cav.

Common Name:

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General Information

Ononis pubescens is an erect or ascending, much-branched annual plant growing around 75cm tall[
1548
Title
Flora Iberica
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.floraiberica.es
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Published in book form, the treatments of the various species have also been released on-line in PDF format. Records entered here are all from the on-line PDFs.
].
Ononis pubescens is a traditional Palestinian medicinal plant, harvested from the wild for local use..

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1548
Title
Flora Iberica
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.floraiberica.es
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Published in book form, the treatments of the various species have also been released on-line in PDF format. Records entered here are all from the on-line PDFs.

Range

Mediterranean region - Portugal to Greece and Turkey, south through Syria and Israel to Egypt; Morocco, Algeria

Habitat

Thickets on stony soils, roadsides, usually on calcareous substrates; at elevations up to 800 metres[
1548
Title
Flora Iberica
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.floraiberica.es
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Published in book form, the treatments of the various species have also been released on-line in PDF format. Records entered here are all from the on-line PDFs.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.75 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Requires a sunny position, growing best in a well-drained, neutral to alkaline 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.
]. Succeeds in shallow chalk soils[
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.
].
Plants are resentful of root disturbance and should be moved with care[
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

None known

Medicinal


A mixture of phytochemicals was found in all of the studied fractions of O. pubescens, which also showed remarkable potential with antioxidant and antimicrobial activities[
1544
Title
Phytochemical, antimicrobial and antioxidant preliminary screening of a traditional Palestinian medicinal plant, Ono
Publication
European Journal of Integrative Medicine Volume 14, September 2017, Pages 46-51
Author
Nidal AminJaradat et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2017.08.012
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The study provides initial data that justify the use and importance of Ononis species in Palestinian folkloric medicine. The results showed that Ononis pubescens n-hexane fraction has powerful antibacterial bioactivity against Staphylococcus aureus, as well as the acetone, n-hexane and methanol fractions which showed excellent potential against Epidermatophyto flacosum fungi, while the acetone fraction showed the highest antioxidant activity among other fractions. Further investigations are needed to identify and characterize these constituents[
1544
Title
Phytochemical, antimicrobial and antioxidant preliminary screening of a traditional Palestinian medicinal plant, Ono
Publication
European Journal of Integrative Medicine Volume 14, September 2017, Pages 46-51
Author
Nidal AminJaradat et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2017.08.012
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Scarify or pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and sow the seed in early spring in a greenhouse[
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.
]. The seed can also be sown in a cold frame in the autumn. Plants resent root disturbance and so, as soon as they are large enough to handle, they should be pricked out into individual pots and then planted out in late spring[
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.
].
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-11-13. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Ononis+pubescens>

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