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National Council for The Conservation of Plants and Gardens


National Collection of the Genus Codonopsis and Allied Genera



Codonopsis Plants

Codonopsis ussuriensis



A twining climber related to C.lanceolata but with smaller leaves and flowers. The slightly squarish bell shaped flower is maroon throughout with a faint bloom on the exterior. The bud is greener than C.lanceolata and the seeds are black and quite large. Like C.lanceolata this species needs ample summer moisture until established.


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