Herb latin name: Angelica crucifolia
Synonyms: Angelica cartilaginomarginata, Peucedanum cartilaginomarginatum, Peucedanum makinoi
Edible parts of Angelica crucifolia:Leaves - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:A very rare plant in the wild, found in damp habitats in central and southern Japan.
Propagation of Angelica crucifolia:Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe since the seed only has a short viability. Seed can also be sown in the spring, though germination rates will be lower. It requires light for germination. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in the spring. The seed can also be sow in situ as soon as it is ripe.
Cultivation of the herb:A very rare plant in the wild, found in damp habitats in central and southern Japan.
Medicinal use of Angelica crucifolia:None known
Known hazards of Angelica crucifolia:All members of this genus contain furocoumarins, which increase skin sensitivity to sunlight and may cause dermatitis.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.