Eriocephalus africanus

Names

Names

Scientific: Eriocephalus africanus

English: Cape snow bush

Portuguese: Rosmaninho-africano

Origins

Origins

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: South Africa

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameEriocephalus africanus
English NameCape snow bush, African rosemary, wild rosemary.
Portuguese NameRosmaninho-africano.
German NameN/A
FamilyAsteraceae
OriginSouth Africa
HabitatClay and granite hills and coastal sand.
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationSun exposure and well-drained soils. Tolerates sandy and salty soils. Tolerates maritime exposure and wind.
Method of propagationSowing – in spring to autumn.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from November to March. H: 0,8 m, ᴓ 0,5 m
Description of smells and flavorsAromatic.
Properties MedicinalCarminative, antitussive, diuretic, stomachic, diaphoretic and as treatment for colic, coughs and colds.
Properties EdibilityUnknown
Properties OtherNone
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsUnknown
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: leaves. Pruning: after the seeds have disappeared, it can also be pruned as a shrub.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThis species is also used to skin and hair products (e.g. conditioner) and in pot-pourris.

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