Herb latin name: Cicer microphyllum
Synonyms: Cicer jacquemontii, Cicer soongaricum
Edible parts of Cicer microphyllum:Seed - raw or cooked. Young shoots - pickled or used as a potherb. A vinegar can be made from the acid dew that forms on the leaves overnight.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry slopes at 3300 - 4800 metres.
Propagation of Cicer microphyllum:Seed - sow spring in the greenhouse. 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.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry slopes at 3300 - 4800 metres.
Medicinal use of Cicer microphyllum:None known
Known hazards of Cicer microphyllum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.