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Klettenlabkraut likes to fly in where the soil has accumulated too many nutrients and grows so tender and superficial that it can be removed with very gentle means. It does not necessarily have to be fought, you can even use it, in the article there are tips for each of these alternatives.
You are certainly familiar with burbot, it is quite common throughout Europe. He is a well-known and much-contested field weed, lies on the edge of the road (grows lying on the wayside), conquers a hedge, climbs a tree in the forest. The plant belongs to the family of the redness plants, of which non-biologists have sometimes never heard anything, but which is one of the five species-rich families of flowering plants with around 650 genera and 12,000 species. However, only a few plants are used by humans: cinchona (Chinese cinnamon trees, quinine), coffea (coffee), gardenia, (gardenia), morinda (noni tree, juice) and rubia (madder, dyer's red); from the genus of the Klettenlabkrauts (Labkräuter, Galium) we use the woodruff and some lab herbs as wild vegetables.
The burdock labellum itself is botanically called "Galium aparine" and grows overlying, but it often climbs with the forward bristles and backward spikes of its leaves any supports. Its name is therefore that it creates an adhesive effect when touched. In addition, it has nothing to do with the real burdock, the 10 to 14 species of burdock of the botanical genus Arctium belong to the daisy family and are not even related to the Klettenlabkraut. The burbot is actually not very threatening because it only grows for a year. It reproduces exclusively via seeds, not via any vegetative stolons. The root system is only very weak, with roots that are at most 35 cm deep, whose biomass accounts for only about 10% of the total biomass of the plant.
There are two ecotypes with different growth behavior: An arable ecotype whose seeds germinate in the autumn and form seedlings with round leaves on the lowest two nodes, they overwinter in this first vegetative growth stage of 10 - 20 cm height and are up to -17° C frost-resistant. And a hedgehog ecotype whose seeds germinate only in the spring, with a greatly shortened and reduced first stage. In both the summer, the first reproductive stage with flowers on the lateral branches follows, the main shoot continues to grow and in the last stage also forms an inflorescence, which stops the growth. After flowering (May to September) and fruit ripening (begins in June and lasts until October), the plant dies. Until then, a Klettenlabkraut has formed about 300 to 400 seeds weighing only a few milligrams, which ensure the further spread: they fly and roll over the ground, swim at water surfaces thereof or enjoy the "Endozoochorie" (spread by cattle and Birds, on the respective digestion results).
This is not enough for a travel-loving herb like the Klettenlabkraut, therefore the seeds are equipped with barbs, which adhere perfectly well in the fur of animals and just as well on human clothes. In animals and humans sometimes whole fruitful shoot sections hang, which are spread thus in a large circle. The beginning and duration of germination and flowering are not exactly defined, but are first determined by the ecotype and then change with temperature, nutrient supply and day length of the respective region. How moist and how bright it is, the Klettenlabkraut does not care, it grows at four percent sunlight (in the fairly dark forest) and in full, direct sunlight, in the wet and dry. In short, Klettenlabkraut grows everywhere, if too many of these seeds land in the garden, the Klettenlabkraut can ever be annoying and may need a little fight:
To be fought if necessary, in advance it should be clearly stated: No one has to fight a Klettenlabkraut, this herb belongs since ancient times (or much longer) in our nature. It feeds some wildlife, covers open soils to their advantage at an amazing rate, and restores soil nutrients by absorbing excess nitrogen and phosphate. It is part of about a dozen indigenous, long-term co-ordinated plant communities and can also do a lot for us humans, below. If you do not let your garden be shaped by definitions of plants that are motivated by profit-making intentions, but have your own opinion that may well be off the mainstream - and maybe even your garden as a tamed but yet as diverse as possible To see the image of the native nature, you can just use the Klettenlabkraut Klettenlabkraut and let grow up, at the end of the summer it dies anyway.
If every plant in the superordinate garden does not have its place and the Klettenlabkraut, it can be very easily fought:
- Get rid of the plant so early that it does not get a chance to make it
- If you grasp and pull the central instinct with one hand, you have the tender annual with a superficial and loosely growing root in the hand
- In meadows and pastures Klettenlabkraut is sensitive when it is mowed or grazed
- In the lawn could bring a single children's party remedy, namely Klettenlabkraut should tolerate no kicks
The burdock labbell is not only annoying:
- 1. First of all, the burbot is a forage plant for at least 40 species of insect, for seven of which it is a highly important forage plant because it feeds exclusively on this species.
- 2. Furthermore, it can enrich the menu in several ways: Klettenlabkraut can be eaten as wild vegetables, like steamed spinach; Leaves and shoot tips taste in salads or vegetable dishes; In casseroles, soups, patties, as a herb spread and quiche; The flowers can be used as an edible decoration; Dried leaves can be brewed to tea; The seeds can be dried and lightly roasted as coffee brewed
- 3. Klettenlabkraut was already in ancient times as "herbal secret to slim down". It should burn fat, inhibit appetite and stimulate the metabolism, a purely herbal diet pill with bladderwrack and Klettenlabkraut is already on the market.
- 4. Klettenlabkraut was already used for blood purification and was considered helpful in fatigue and fatigue. In modern herbalism, it is used as a diuretic and anti-inflammatory, against skin diseases and insomnia. It is considered laxative, antibacterial and germicidal, antihypertensive, detoxifying, antipyretic, dehydrating, vitalizing, virus-inhibiting and worm-killing (ask for self-testing physician).
- 5. So ugly is the plant that stretches a neat leaf whisk over the other on the stem, actually not...
Klettenlabkraut can already make quite wide in the garden, usually a sign of over-fertilization. You could then have it removed immediately by the Klettenlabkraut, you can remove the delicate one-year-old plant but also simply by pulling out - or eat with pleasure.