Herb latin name: Carex nubigena


Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)



Medicinal use of Carex nubigena:

One report says that the plant has medicinal uses but gives no further details.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial

Habitat of the herb:

Wet places in mountains, C. and S. Japan. (This report refers to the sub-species C. nubigena franchetiana. Ohwi.)

Edible parts of Carex nubigena:

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

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 nubigena:

Wet places in mountains, C. and S. Japan. (This report refers to the sub-species C. nubigena franchetiana. Ohwi.)

Known hazards of Carex nubigena:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.