Herb latin name: Cardamine lyrata


Family: Cruciferae



Edible parts of Cardamine lyrata:

Leaves - raw or cooked. Root - raw or cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
50 cm
(1 foot)

Flowering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Wet places and paddy fields in lowland and foothills, C. and S. Japan.

Propagation of Cardamine lyrata:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 weeks at 15C. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame for the first two years, planting them out when dormant in late summer. Division in early spring or after the plant dies down in the summer. 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 spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Wet places and paddy fields in lowland and foothills, C. and S. Japan.

Medicinal use of Cardamine lyrata:

None known

Known hazards of Cardamine lyrata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.