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Useful Temperate Plants

Trientalis europaea

L.

Primulaceae


It has been proposed (Ulrika Manns & Arne A. Anderberg; New combinations and names in Lysimachia (Myrsinaceae) for species of Anagallis, Pelletiera and Trientalis, Willdenowia, 39(1):pp 49-54; 2009) that the genus Trientalis be transferred to Lysimachia. This proposal has not yet been accepted, so we are leaving this species under Trientalis. If the proposal does get accepted then the name for this species will become Lysimachia europaea (L.) U.Manns & Anderb.[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Lysimachia europaea (L.) U. Manns & Anderb.

Lysimachia trientalis Klatt

Common Name: Chickweed Wintergreen

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General Information

Trientalis europaea is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.25 metres tall.
It has 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

Northern Europe, including Britain, to northern Asia.

Habitat

In pine woods, amongst moss in grassy places, usually rooting in humus[
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 *
HabitPerennial
Height0.25 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have very little information on this species and would suggest growing the plant in an acid soil in light shade[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]. See the plants native habitat for more ideas on its cultivation needs.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.
If you have sufficient seed it could be worthwhile trying an outdoor sowing in situ in mid spring.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2021-03-08. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Trientalis+europaea>

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