Bering Sea Spring Beauty
Herb: Bering Sea Spring Beauty
Latin name: Claytonia acutifolia
Family: Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)
Edible parts of Bering Sea Spring Beauty:Root - raw or cooked. Large and fleshy. The root was usually eaten with oil. Leaves - raw or cooked. Flowers - raw. A nice decoration in a salad.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Tundra and stony slopes of bald mountains.
Propagation of Bering Sea Spring Beauty:Seed - surface sow on a peat based compost in spring in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 4 weeks at 10°C. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts. Division of offsets in spring or autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Tundra and stony slopes of bald mountains.
Medicinal use of Bering Sea Spring Beauty:None known
Known hazards of Claytonia acutifolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.