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Plant Species of the genus Bupleurum

Information about this genus
Name: Bupleurum
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: The shrubby species come from warmer drier regions around the Mediterranean, and the Canary Islands. They grow best in a sunny exposed position in well-drained soil and are tolerant of salt-laden breezes near the seashore. Due to their manner of sprouting from the base they withstand hard pruning and may be trained into hedges. Propagate from cuttings, root divisions or seed.
Description: Widely distributed around the temperate Northern Hemisphere and extending to the Canary Islands and South Africa, Bupleurum is a genus of the carrot (umbellifer) family which includes evergreen shrubs as well as annuals and perennials. It differs from most of its close relatives in having leaves that are simple and undivided. The shrubby species are many-stemmed from ground level and have somewhat leathery or succulent foliage. Flowers are small, mostly greenish or yellow, borne in neat compound umbels that may be grouped into larger panicles. The small dry fruits are similar to those of many other umbellifers such as parsnips and hemlock.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Bupleurum fructicosum 7-10
Bupleurum salicifolium 9-10
lancifolium lanceleaf thorow wax
rotundifolium hare's ear

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