Herb latin name: Carex aquatilis


Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)



Edible parts of Carex aquatilis:

Stem bases - raw.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Perennial

Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flowering:
July

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 15C. 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.