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botanical name:
Alkanna orientalis
Alkanna orientalis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Yellow Bugloss, Yellow Gromwell, Oriental Alkanet
synonyms:  Alkanna hellenica, Alkanna leucantha
family:  Boraginaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.50m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: grey-green
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
Short-lived perennial with oblong to lanceolate, hairy grey-green leaves. Small yellow flowers produced over a long period during summer.

Very well drained, preferably sandy or gritty soil in full sun. Dislikes winter wet, drought tolerant and can grow in hot arid conditions.

By seed, division or root cuttings in late winter.

Used medicinally in the Middle-East for the treatment of sore throats.

other notes:
Native to South-eastern Europe and Western Asia, found on rocky slopes and in desert areas.

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