Herb latin name: Corydalis ochotensis

Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)

Edible parts of Corydalis ochotensis:

Young plant - cooked.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Mountains in C. Japan.

Propagation of Corydalis ochotensis:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe, the seed rapidly loses viability if it is allowed to become dry. Surface sow and keep moist, it usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15C. Germinates in spring according to another report. Two months warm, then a cold stratification improves the germination of stored seed. Seedlings only produce one leaf in their first year of growth and are very prone to damping off. This species is a biennial and probably germinates more easily than the perennial species.

Cultivation of the herb:

Mountains in C. Japan.

Medicinal use of Corydalis ochotensis:

None known

Known hazards of Corydalis ochotensis:

Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, there is a report that Corydalis species are potentially toxic in moderate doses.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.