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Useful Temperate Plants

Veronicastrum stenostachyum

(Hemsl.) T.Yamaz.

Plantaginaceae


Veronicastrum stenostachyum is a variable species. Three subspecies have been recognized (Veronicastrum stenostachyum subsp stenostachyum; Veronicastrum stenostachyum subsp nanchuanense; and Veronicastrum stenostachyum subsp plukenetii) and upon closer examination, more may be erected[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

+ Synonyms

Botryopleuron plukenetii T.Yamaz.

Botryopleuron stenostachyum (Hemsl.) Hemsl.

Calorhabdos stenostachya Hemsl.

Common Name:

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General Information

Veronicastrum stenostachyum is an evergreen perennial plant growing from a woody rootstock. It forms a cluster of erect, more or less woody stems up to 100cm tall, plus thinner, arching stems up to 2 metres tall that scramble into the surrounding vegetation and form roots at the apex if this touches the ground. The plant becomes deciduous in cold winters, the stems often dying back to the rootstock[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
1130
Title
Plate 428. Veronicastrum stenostachyum
Publication
Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 18: 200-204.
Author
Bhandol, P. and Hall, T.
Publisher
Kew Botanic Gardens; London
Year
2001
ISBN
10.1111/1467-8748
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental in gardens.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
1130
Title
Plate 428. Veronicastrum stenostachyum
Publication
Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 18: 200-204.
Author
Bhandol, P. and Hall, T.
Publisher
Kew Botanic Gardens; London
Year
2001
ISBN
10.1111/1467-8748
Description
 

Range

E. Asia - southeast China

Habitat

Scrub, forests, forest margins; at elevations below 1,300 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]. Scrambling in forest undergrowth at elevations up to 2,500 metres[
1130
Title
Plate 428. Veronicastrum stenostachyum
Publication
Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 18: 200-204.
Author
Bhandol, P. and Hall, T.
Publisher
Kew Botanic Gardens; London
Year
2001
ISBN
10.1111/1467-8748
Description
 
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height0.75 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Veronicastrum stenostachyum is native to the warm temperate and subtropical regions of southern China, growing mainly in hardiness zones 8 - 9.
Prefers a position in light woodland shade[
1130
Title
Plate 428. Veronicastrum stenostachyum
Publication
Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 18: 200-204.
Author
Bhandol, P. and Hall, T.
Publisher
Kew Botanic Gardens; London
Year
2001
ISBN
10.1111/1467-8748
Description
 
]. Prefers a humus-rich, moist soil[
1130
Title
Plate 428. Veronicastrum stenostachyum
Publication
Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 18: 200-204.
Author
Bhandol, P. and Hall, T.
Publisher
Kew Botanic Gardens; London
Year
2001
ISBN
10.1111/1467-8748
Description
 
]. Species in this genus are generally easily grown in a fairly sunny position in a moderately fertile moisture retentive well drained 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.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is used as a treatment for intestinal conditions, as a diuretic speeding up detoxification of the blood, as a purgative and especially in the treatment of ascites[
1130
Title
Plate 428. Veronicastrum stenostachyum
Publication
Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 18: 200-204.
Author
Bhandol, P. and Hall, T.
Publisher
Kew Botanic Gardens; London
Year
2001
ISBN
10.1111/1467-8748
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow autumn or spring in a cold frame[
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.
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood taken in early summer before flowering or from non-flowering side-shoots[
1130
Title
Plate 428. Veronicastrum stenostachyum
Publication
Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 18: 200-204.
Author
Bhandol, P. and Hall, T.
Publisher
Kew Botanic Gardens; London
Year
2001
ISBN
10.1111/1467-8748
Description
 
].
The stems of this species arch, the apex touching the ground and rooting to form a new plant[
275
Title
Flora of Japan
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.foj.info
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora - an excellent resource.
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