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FLORA IN THE VALLEY
Abies spectabilis
Aconitum Balfourii
Aconitun heterophyllum
Anemone Rivularis
Angelica Archangelica
Aquilegia Pubiflora
Arisaema Propinquum
Arisaema Tortuosum
Arnebia Benthamii
Betula Utilis
Bistorta Affinis
Bistorta Vivipara
Caltha Palustris
Campanula Latifolia
Codonopsis Virdis
Dactylorhiza Hatagirea
Epilobium Latifolium
Erigeron Multiradiatus
Gaultheria Trichophylla
Geranium Wallichianum
Hippophae Tibetana
Impatiens Sulcata
Ipomoea Perpurea
Megacarpaea Polyandra
Morina Longifola
Origanum Vulgare
Orobanche Alba
Oxyria Digyna
Paeonia Emodi
Pedicularis Bicornuta
Podophyllum Hexandrum
Primula Denticulata
Primula Macrophylla
Primula Reidii
Rheum Australe
Saussurea Costus
Saussurea Gossypiphora
Saussurea Obvallata
Saussuria Simpsoniana
Stachys sericea
Thermopsis Bicornuta
Thymus Linearis
Typhonium Diversifolium
Viola Biflora
 
Family Ericaceae
Synonyms  
Genus Gaultheria
 
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Elevation Europe. Naturalized in Britain
Physical Property An evergreen Shrub growing to 0.1m by 0.5m.It is hardy to zone 8. The flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by insects. The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils The plant prefers acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soil.It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
Details
A useful ground cover for shady places. Scented Plants Leaves: Crushed The bruised leaves release a hot, aromatic fragrance.
Cultivation Prefers a moist but not boggy humus rich soil in sun or semi-shade. A peat and moisture loving species, it requires a lime-free soil. Prefers a fairly light open position so long as the soil is kept moist. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c. This species does not always fruit well in Britain. The plant can make a good nesting place for mice, these mice then eat the bark of the stems in winter causing die-back. The bruised leaves release a hot, aromatic fragrance. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.