Herb latin name: Coelopleurum lucidum
Synonyms: Angelica lucida, Coelopleurum actaeifolium
Medicinal use of Coelopleurum lucidum:Tonic.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Beaches and bluffs by the coast and occasionally inland in western N. America. Rocky and gravelly coastal to sub-alpine meadows.
Edible parts of Coelopleurum lucidum:Young stems and leafstalks - cooked or peeled and eaten raw. The seed is used as a flavouring.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - best sown in a cold frame or in situ as soon as it is ripe since the seed only has a short viability. Seed can also be stored and then sown in the spring, though germination rates will be lower. It requires light for germination. If sown in a seedbed or in pots, the plants should be planted out into their permanent positions as soon as possible.
Cultivation of Coelopleurum lucidum:Beaches and bluffs by the coast and occasionally inland in western N. America. Rocky and gravelly coastal to sub-alpine meadows.
Known hazards of Coelopleurum lucidum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.