Herb latin name: Carex brizoides

Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Edible parts of Carex brizoides:

Root - cooked. Seed. No further details are given, but the seed is small and fiddly to use.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Damp shady places.

Other uses of Carex brizoides:

The leaves are used as a packing material.

Propagation of the herb:

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 Carex brizoides:

Damp shady places.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Carex brizoides:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.