Herb: Strapwort


Latin name: Corrigiola littoralis


Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family, Starwort Family)



Medicinal use of Strapwort:

Stomachic, tonic.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual/Biennial


Height:
25 cm
(9 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
July to
September


Scent:
Scented
Annual/Biennial

Habitat of the herb:

Sandy gravelly banks of ponds at two sites only, one in S. Devon and the other around Helston in Cornwall.

Edible parts of Strapwort:

Leaves. No more details are given.

Other uses of the herb:

A perfume is obtained from the roots.

Propagation of Strapwort:

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing it in pots in a cold frame in the spring or when ripe in the autumn. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. If larger quantities of seed are available then an outdoor sowing in situ could be tried.

Cultivation of the herb:

Sandy gravelly banks of ponds at two sites only, one in S. Devon and the other around Helston in Cornwall.

Known hazards of Corrigiola littoralis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.