Herb latin name: Desmoschoenus spiralis
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)
Edible parts of Desmoschoenus spiralis:Young shoots.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sand dunes by the coast on North, South and Chatham Islands.
Other uses of Desmoschoenus spiralis:The plant has an extensive root system that makes it useful for binding sand. The dried leaves are bright yellow and are used in making patterned baskets.
Propagation of the herb:Seed -
Cultivation of Desmoschoenus spiralis:Sand dunes by the coast on North, South and Chatham Islands.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Desmoschoenus spiralis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.