Herb latin name: Carex aquatilis
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)
Edible parts of Carex aquatilis:Stem bases - raw.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Margins of lake and streams in mountainous districts in west and northern Britain.
Propagation of Carex aquatilis:Seed - sow in situ in the spring in a moist soil in light shade. If seed is in short supply it can be sown in a cold frame and be planted out in the summer. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 6 weeks at 15°C. Division in spring. 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:Margins of lake and streams in mountainous districts in west and northern Britain.
Medicinal use of Carex aquatilis:None known
Known hazards of Carex aquatilis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.