Herb latin name: Angelica edulis
Edible parts of Angelica edulis:Leaves and shoots - raw or cooked.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Damp habitats in mountain forests f northern and central Japan.
Propagation of Angelica edulis: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:Damp habitats in mountain forests f northern and central Japan.
Medicinal use of Angelica edulis:None known
Known hazards of Angelica edulis: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.