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Useful Temperate Plants

Scleranthus annuus

L.

Caryophyllaceae


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+ Synonyms

Common Name: Knawel

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General Information

Scleranthus annuus is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.25 metres tall.
It has medicinal uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.

Range

Most of Europe, including Britain, south and east to N. Africa and Asia.

Habitat

Dry sandy and gravelly places, and in cultivated and waste ground in sandy soils, avoiding calcareous soils[
17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
HabitAnnual/Biennial
Height0.25 m
PollinatorsInsects, Self
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Plants are calcifuge[
17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
].
A very variable plant[
17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is used in Bach flower remedies - the keywords for prescribing it are 'Uncertainty', 'Indecision', 'Hesitancy' and 'Unbalance'[
209
Title
Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies
Publication
 
Author
Chancellor. P. M.
Publisher
C. W. Daniel Co. Ltd.
Year
1985
ISBN
85207 002 0
Description
Details the 38 remedies plus how and where to prescribe them.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in situ in the spring or autumn.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-06-22. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Scleranthus+annuus>

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