Herb latin name: Carpesium glossophyllum
Synonyms: Carpesium hieracioides
Edible parts of Carpesium glossophyllum:Young leaves and flowering heads - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Woods, central and southern Japan. Common on dry slopes in deciduous forests.
Propagation of Carpesium glossophyllum:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Woods, central and southern Japan. Common on dry slopes in deciduous forests.
Medicinal use of Carpesium glossophyllum:None known
Known hazards of Carpesium glossophyllum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.