Latin name: Damasonium alisma
Synonyms: Actinocarpus damasonium, Damasonium stellatum
Family: Alismataceae (Water-plantain Family)
Edible parts of Thrumwort:Root. No further details are given.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Gravelly ditches and ponds. Very local and apparently decreasing in Britain.
Propagation of Thrumwort:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame in trays standing in shallow water. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in trays of shallow water, planting them out in the summer. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Gravelly ditches and ponds. Very local and apparently decreasing in Britain.
Medicinal use of Thrumwort:None known
Known hazards of Damasonium alisma:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.