Herb latin name: Abutilon vitifolium
Synonyms: Corynabutilon vitifolium, Sida vitifolia
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Edible parts of Abutilon vitifolium:Flowers - raw. The flowers are up to 8cm in diameter. A delicious mild flavour with a slight sweetness, they have a pleasant mucilaginous texture and can be eaten in quantity as part of a salad.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Open places in warm temperate forests.
Propagation of Abutilon vitifolium:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Germination should take place within a few weeks. Once the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots. Grow them on for at least the first winter in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of young shoots, June in a frame. Grow on in the greenhouse for their first winter and plant out in spring after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Grow on in the greenhouse for their first winter and plant out in spring after the last expected frosts.
Cultivation of the herb:Open places in warm temperate forests.
Medicinal use of Abutilon vitifolium:None known
Known hazards of Abutilon vitifolium:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.