Herb latin name: Chaerophyllum villosum


Family: Umbelliferae



Edible parts of Chaerophyllum villosum:

Tender young leaves and shoots - cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Moist shady places at elevations of 2100 - 3500 metres in Nepal,

Propagation of Chaerophyllum villosum:

Seed - these notes are based on C. bulbosum, they might not apply to this species. Best sown in the autumn in situ. The seed has a very short viability or, according to another report, the seed becomes dormant if allowed to dry out and will not germinate for a year. If stored for a spring sowing it should be kept in damp sand in a cold but frost-free place and then sown in situ in March. Another alternative is to sow the seed in the autumn in a seed tray in a cold frame and then to sow the seed, soil and all, in early April in situ.

Cultivation of the herb:

Moist shady places at elevations of 2100 - 3500 metres in Nepal,

Medicinal use of Chaerophyllum villosum:

None known

Known hazards of Chaerophyllum villosum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.