Herb latin name: Claytonia scammaniana


Family: Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)



Edible parts of Claytonia scammaniana:

Leaves - raw or cooked. Flowers - raw.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
15 cm
(6 inches)

Flowering:
March

Habitat of the herb:

Moist grassy places in Alaska.

Propagation of Claytonia scammaniana:

Seed - surface sow on a peat based compost in spring in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 4 weeks at 10C. 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:

Moist grassy places in Alaska.

Medicinal use of Claytonia scammaniana:

None known

Known hazards of Claytonia scammaniana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.