Herb latin name: Artemisia rubripes
Edible parts of Artemisia rubripes:Young leaves - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Waste areas, grassy slopes, forest steppe, shrublands, roadsides, river banks, meadows and forests from low elevations to 1200 metres in China.
Propagation of Artemisia rubripes: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:Waste areas, grassy slopes, forest steppe, shrublands, roadsides, river banks, meadows and forests from low elevations to 1200 metres in China.
Medicinal use of Artemisia rubripes:None known
Known hazards of Artemisia rubripes: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.