|Known Hazards:||None known|
|Range:||E. Asia – China.|
|Habitat:||Thickets on hillsides, forest edges or ravines
|Edibility Rating (1-5):||0||Medicinal Rating (1-5):||2|
|Epithets:||From a Dictionary of Botanical Epithets|
|ovata = oval;|
|Systematics:||From a UDSA Plants Database|
|Order: Gentianales. Milkweed family|
|Other Range Info:||From the Ethnobotany Database|
Climber growing to 5m. . It is in flower from May to August, and the seeds ripen from July to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs). We rate it 0/5 for edibility and 2/5 for medicinal use.
The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires moist soil.
Antitussive; Carminative; Emetic; Expectorant.
The roots are antitussive, carminative, emetic and expectorant
We have very little information on this species and do not know how hardy it will be outdoors in Britain. However, the plant is supplied by at least one British nursery.