Herb latin name: Artemisia monophylla

Family: Compositae

Edible parts of Artemisia monophylla:

One report says that the plant is edible, it does not say what part of the plant.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

August to

Habitat of the herb:

Grassy slopes in high mountains, C. Japan.

Propagation of Artemisia monophylla:

Seed - surface sow from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse, making sure that the compost does not dry out. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Division in spring or autumn. Basal cuttings in late spring. Harvest the young shoots when about10 - 15cm long, pot up in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse or cold frame and plant them out when well rooted. Very easy.

Cultivation of the herb:

Grassy slopes in high mountains, C. Japan.

Medicinal use of Artemisia monophylla:

None known

Known hazards of Artemisia monophylla:

Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, skin contact with some members of this genus can cause dermatitis or other allergic reactions in some people.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.