Herb latin name: Carex dispalata


Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)



Edible parts of Carex dispalata:

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

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial

Habitat of the herb:

Wet places in lowland by ponds and rivers all over Japan.

Other uses of Carex dispalata:

The leaves are used for bedding. They can also be used to make straw hats.

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 dispalata:

Wet places in lowland by ponds and rivers all over Japan.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Carex dispalata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.