Herb latin name: Cardamine nipponica


Family: Cruciferae



Edible parts of Cardamine nipponica:

One report says that the plant is edible but gives no more details. It is probably the leaves that are referred to, though it could also be the root.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
10 cm
(4 inches)

Habitat of the herb:

Alpine slopes in central and northern Japan.

Propagation of Cardamine nipponica:

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:

Alpine slopes in central and northern Japan.

Medicinal use of Cardamine nipponica:

None known

Known hazards of Cardamine nipponica:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.