Herb latin name: Asparagus dauricus


Family: Asparagaceae



Edible parts of Asparagus dauricus:

Young shoots. No more details are given, they are probably cooked and used like asparagus.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Gravelly steppes, stony slopes, rocks and rarely in sandy soils or fallows. Sandy wastelands and arid slopes from near sea level to 2200 metres.

Propagation of Asparagus dauricus:

Seed - pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water and then sow in spring or as soon as the seed is ripe in early autumn in a greenhouse. It usually germinates in 3 - 6 weeks at 25C. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a sunny position in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Division in early spring as the plant comes into growth.

Cultivation of the herb:

Gravelly steppes, stony slopes, rocks and rarely in sandy soils or fallows. Sandy wastelands and arid slopes from near sea level to 2200 metres.

Medicinal use of Asparagus dauricus:

None known

Known hazards of Asparagus dauricus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.