Herb: Codlins And Cream


Latin name: Epilobium parviflorum


Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)



Edible parts of Codlins And Cream:

Leaves - raw. Added to salads, they have an agreeable flavour.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Stream banks, marshes, fens etc, to 360 metres.

Propagation of Codlins And Cream:

Seed - sow early spring in situ or as soon as the seed is ripe. Division in spring or autumn. 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:

Stream banks, marshes, fens etc, to 360 metres.

Medicinal use of Codlins And Cream:

None known

Known hazards of Epilobium parviflorum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.