Herb latin name: Cardamine yezoensis


Family: Cruciferae



Edible parts of Cardamine yezoensis:

Leaves - raw or cooked. A hot peppery flavour. Root - raw or cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
45 cm
(1 foot)

Flowering:
April to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Moist shady places all over Japan.

Propagation of Cardamine yezoensis:

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:

Moist shady places all over Japan.

Medicinal use of Cardamine yezoensis:

None known

Known hazards of Cardamine yezoensis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.