Botanical Name: : Halerpestes sarmentosa
Synonyms: Ranunculus sarmentosus Adams,
Habitat : Halerpestes sarmentosa is native to: Afghanistan, Altay, Amur, Buryatiya, China North-Central, China South-Central, Chita, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Irkutsk, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Magadan, Manchuria, Mongolia, Pakistan, Primorye, Qinghai, Sakhalin, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Tuva, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya. It grows primarly in the temperate biome(s)
Halerpestes sarmentosa is a perennial plant. Stolons 10–20 cm. Basal leaves 8–25; petiole 1–10 cm, glabrous or sparsely puberulent; leaf blade oblate, reniform, or orbicular-ovate, sometimes pentagonal, 0.5–2 × 0.4–2.6 cm, glabrous, base broadly cuneate, truncate, or subcordate, margin with 3–9 teeth at top, or 3-lobed; central lobe entire; lateral lobes 1- or 2-dentate or entire, sometimes 3-cleft to middle part or 3-partite. Scapes 3–16 cm, glabrous or sparsely puberulent. Flowers 1, sometimes 2–4 in a monochasium, terminal, 6–10 (–14) mm in diam.; bracts linear, 3–5 mm, glabrous, vaginate at base. Sepals 5, elliptic, 2–4.5 mm, glabrous. Petals 5, oblong, 2.8–6.5 × 1–2.5 mm, apex rounded. Stamens (6–)14–20; anthers ellipsoid, 0.6–0.8 mm. Aggregate fruit ovoid, 3.5–6 × 2.2–3.2 mm; achenes obliquely narrowly obovate, 1–1.8 × 0.6–0.8 mm, glabrous. Persistent style ca. 0.3 mm, straight.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.
Propagation: Through seeds. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture. This method can be used outdoors. In cooler areas, indoor propagating is recommended.
The stem and leaves are used in Tibetan medicine where they are considered to have a sweet taste and a neutral potency. They are anti-inflammatory, diuretic and febrifuge. They are used in the treatment of inflammation of the ureters, pain in the joints due to arthritis, gout and retention of bodily fluids.
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