Herb latin name: Dipsacus mitis
Synonyms: Dipsacus inermis
Family: Dipsacaceae (Teasel Family)
Edible parts of Dipsacus mitis:Leaves - cooked.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Humus rich soils amongst scrub and in forests, 1700 - 3100 metres in the Himalayas.
Propagation of Dipsacus mitis:Seed - we have no details but suggest sowing it in a greenhouse in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cultivation of the herb:Humus rich soils amongst scrub and in forests, 1700 - 3100 metres in the Himalayas.
Medicinal use of Dipsacus mitis:None known
Known hazards of Dipsacus mitis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.