Herb latin name: Arabis serrata


Family: Cruciferae



Edible parts of Arabis serrata:

Young leaves - cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flowering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Rocky or sandy places in mountains - only found on Mt. Fuji in C. Japan.

Propagation of Arabis serrata:

Seed - it is best to surface sow the seed as soon as it is ripe in a light position in a cold frame. Seed can also be sown in spring. It usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks at 21C. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division after flowering. Very easy, the divisions can be planted out straight into their permanent positions if required. Cuttings in a shady border in summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Rocky or sandy places in mountains - only found on Mt. Fuji in C. Japan.

Medicinal use of Arabis serrata:

None known

Known hazards of Arabis serrata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.