Herb latin name: Elatostema laetevirens
Synonyms: Elatostema sessile cuspidatum
Family: Urticaceae (Nettle Family)
Edible parts of Elatostema laetevirens:Young leaves - cooked.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Woods in mountains all over Japan.
Propagation of Elatostema laetevirens:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the 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. Division in spring should be possible.
Cultivation of the herb:Woods in mountains all over Japan.
Medicinal use of Elatostema laetevirens:None known
Known hazards of Elatostema laetevirens:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.