Epimedium


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to Epimedium: Epimedium grandiflorum, MACA

Epimedium

 

a genus of perennial rhizomatous herbs of the family Berberidaceae. The leaves are compound. The small, variously colored flowers are in simple or compound inflorescences. The petals, which are arranged crosswise, usually have spurs or hoods and are partly covered by petaloid stipules. There are from 20 to 25 species, distributed in Eurasia and Northwest Africa. The USSR has four species, growing in Transcaucasia and the Far East. Some species are used as ornamentals, especially in rocky places. Ornamentals include E. alpinum, which grows in the Alps and on the Balkan Peninsula; E. pinnatum and E.colchicum, which occur in Transcaucasia and Iran; and E.grandiflorum, which is found in Korea, Japan, and Northeast China.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Estrogenic/antiestrogenic activities of a Epimedium koreanum extract and its major components: in vitro and in vivo studies.
Effects of total flavonoids and flavonol glycosides from Epimedium koreanum Nakai on the proliferation and differentiation of primary osteoblasts.
Studies on the chemical constituents of Epimedium acuminatum Franch.
Effects of various extracts of Epimedium brevicornum Maxim.
Acorus calamus rhizome (ACR), Acorus gramineus rhizome (AGR), Bupleurum falcatum root (BFR), Dioscorea batatas rhizome (DBR), Epimedium koreanum herb (EKH), Sclerotium of the fungus Poria cocos (PCS) and Zizyphi jujuba fruit (ZJF) were dried in sun and purchased from a Korean herbal drugs store in Seoul.
There are epimediums from Europe, America and Asia, including inter-continental hybrids Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens', often mistakenly referred to as a grass, is a member of the asparagus family.
Epimedium versicolor, for instance, will grow in very dry shade and will grow in tree roots, but that wouldn't work with trilliums because they need a good root run.
KLEIN PLANTS Epimediums are among Carol's favourite.
Solomon's seal, Epimedium, and hostas grow in the shady areas, while a blend of grasses, Ceanothus, and a strawberry tree goes in drier, more exposed places.
Here are a few shady plant suggestions, which I think go well together: Dry Shade - Epimedium, Bergenia, Japanese Acers, Acanthus mollis.
Updated: Used by practitioners of botanical medicine for more than 2000 years, Horny Goat Weed is several species of epimedium, a leafy plant that grows in the wild.