Herb latin name: Carex kobomugi
Synonyms: Carex macrocephala
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)
Edible parts of Carex kobomugi:Root - cooked. Seed. An emergency food, used when all else fails. The seed is very small and would be fiddly to use.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Sand dunes along the seacoast all over Japan.
Propagation of Carex kobomugi: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:Sand dunes along the seacoast all over Japan.
Medicinal use of Carex kobomugi:None known
Known hazards of Carex kobomugi:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.