Herb latin name: Calystegia pellita
Synonyms: Calystegia dahurica
Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning-glory Family)
Edible parts of Calystegia pellita:Root - cooked. Young shoots - cooked.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Grassy places and mountain slopes, sometimes a weed of cultivation, at elevations of 300 - 1700 metres.
Propagation of Calystegia pellita:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame in a free draining compost and only just cover. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in early spring whilst dormant.
Cultivation of the herb:Grassy places and mountain slopes, sometimes a weed of cultivation, at elevations of 300 - 1700 metres.
Medicinal use of Calystegia pellita:None known
Known hazards of Calystegia pellita:Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, at least some, if not all members of this genus are purgative, some caution is advised.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.