Herb: Bastard Toad Flax


Latin name: Comandra richardsiana


Family: Santalaceae (Sandalwood Family)



Edible parts of Bastard Toad Flax:

Fruit - raw. Sweet and oily, it is delicious but only a few are produced. The fruit is about 6mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Calcareous, gravelly, sandy or marly soils.

Propagation of Bastard Toad Flax:

Seed - stratify for 3 months at 5C and then sow in the greenhouse in a pot with a suitable host. Plant out when it is well established close to a mature host plant.

Cultivation of the herb:

Calcareous, gravelly, sandy or marly soils.

Medicinal use of Bastard Toad Flax:

None known

Known hazards of Comandra richardsiana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.