Herb latin name: Chiliotrichum diffusum
Synonyms: Amellus diffusus, Chiliotrichum amelloides, Chiliotrichum amelloideum, Chiliotrichum rosmarinifolium
Medicinal use of Chiliotrichum diffusum:Ophthalmic.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:The dominant or sub-dominant species in shrub communities at the margins and in clearings of evergreen and deciduous forests, drier parts of bogs, rock crevices and streamsides.
Propagation of Chiliotrichum diffusum:Seed - we have no information on this species but would suggest surface sowing the seed in early spring in a sunny position in a greenhouse. 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 greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame.
Cultivation of the herb:The dominant or sub-dominant species in shrub communities at the margins and in clearings of evergreen and deciduous forests, drier parts of bogs, rock crevices and streamsides.
Known hazards of Chiliotrichum diffusum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.