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Useful Temperate Plants

Azorella filamentosa

Lam.

Apiaceae

+ Synonyms

Azorella chamitis Pers.

Azorella integrifolia Raeusch.

Bolax filamentosa (Lam.) Spreng.

Bolax integrifolia Spreng. ex Steud.

Chamitis integrifolia Gaertn.

Common Name:

Azorella filamentosa

General Information

Azorella filamentosa is a dwarf, much branched perennial plant producing extensive soft cushions of growth 8 - 10cm tall from a woody rootstock.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Occasional plants produce only male flowers.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

69
Title
Flora of Tierra del Fuego.
Publication
 
Author
Moore. D. M.
Publisher
Anthony Nelson.
Year
1983
ISBN
0-904614-05-0
Description
Standard work for this part of S. America. Excellent details of habitat and a few notes on plant uses.

Range

Southern S. America - Chile, Falkland Islands.

Habitat

Gravels, rocks and peat, scrub and grassland from sea level to 100 metres. It extends northwards as far as latitude 51┬░south[
69
Title
Flora of Tierra del Fuego.
Publication
 
Author
Moore. D. M.
Publisher
Anthony Nelson.
Year
1983
ISBN
0-904614-05-0
Description
Standard work for this part of S. America. Excellent details of habitat and a few notes on plant uses.
] Bogs in the lower alpine region. Usually found up to the lower alpine region, occasionally to the alpine.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height0.10 m
PollinatorsInsects
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus generally require a position in full sun in a well-drained gritty 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

Root - raw or cooked[
69
Title
Flora of Tierra del Fuego.
Publication
 
Author
Moore. D. M.
Publisher
Anthony Nelson.
Year
1983
ISBN
0-904614-05-0
Description
Standard work for this part of S. America. Excellent details of habitat and a few notes on plant uses.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in late winter in a cold frame. Grow on for at least the first winter in a greenhouse or frame and plant out in late spring.
Division.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-03-03. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Azorella+filamentosa>

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