Herb latin name: Campanula lasiocarpa


Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)



Edible parts of Campanula lasiocarpa:

Stems. No more details are given, but the flowers and leaves of this plant should also be edible.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
18 cm
(7 inches)

Flowering:
July

Habitat of the herb:

Gravelly and sandy slopes in C. and N. Japan. Crevices in rocks and on rocky slopes in alpine areas at elevations of 1600 - 3100 metres on Honshu, 1000 - 2000 metres on Hokkaido.

Propagation of Campanula lasiocarpa:

Seed - surface sow spring in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 18C. Easy. 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. Basal cuttings in spring. Harvest the shoots when they are about 10 - 15cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer or following spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Gravelly and sandy slopes in C. and N. Japan. Crevices in rocks and on rocky slopes in alpine areas at elevations of 1600 - 3100 metres on Honshu, 1000 - 2000 metres on Hokkaido.

Medicinal use of Campanula lasiocarpa:

None known

Known hazards of Campanula lasiocarpa:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.