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The Field, Penpol, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0NG, England
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Select any of the following uses. Or select none and use the
plant criteria below.
In the above fields ANY means than this field will not be checked.
SHOW means that the value for this field will be printed for all matched plants.
If SHOW is specified for one of the uses only plants which have some use in this category
(Edible, Medicinal or Other) will be displayed.
The logic for the searches is
( Edible Use OR Medicinal Use OR Other Use )
AND at least one of the Habitats
AND All of the Growing Properties
- A value from 1 to 5.
1 denotes plants of very minor uses,
2 means reasonably useful plants,
3 covers the range of plants that could be grown as standard crops,
4 is for very useful plants whilst 5 denotes those of great value.
A very subjective evaluation.
- Height & Width
- How tall and wide the plant is expected to grow in England.
<= 5m means less or equal to five meters and greater than 1m.
- How hardy is it on a scale from 1 - 10.
One will survive arctic winters, ten is tropical.
Cornwall is about eight, but can grow some plants from zone nine.
Most of Britain is zone seven, going down to zone six in the north and
four in the mountains.
- Growth Rate:
- How fast the plant can grow. F = fast, M = medium, S = slow.
- In Leaf:
- Months of the year that the plant is in leaf. 1 = January, 12 = December
- Flowering Time
- What time of the year does the plant flower? 1 = January, 12 = December
- Seed Ripens
- What time of the year does the plant produce ripe seed?. 1 = January, 12 = December
- Flower Type:
- H = hermaphrodite, M = monoecious D = dioecious.
Apomictic: reproduce by seeds formed without sexual fusion.
Cleistogamous: self-pollinating without flowers ever opening.
- L = light (sandy), M = medium (loam), H = heavy (clay).
- A = acid, N = neutral, B = basic (alkaline)
- F = full shade (deep woodland, a north-facing wall etc), S = semi-shade (light woodland, a position that is shaded for part of the day etc), N = no shade.
- D = dry, M = moist, We = wet (or boggy), Wa = water (grows in ponds etc).
- M = tolerates maritime exposure, W = tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure, N = not wind tolerant.
Full details of the meanings of all the fields can be found on the
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