Herb latin name: Eragrostis caroliniana
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Edible parts of Eragrostis caroliniana:Seed - ground into a flour and used as a cereal.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sandy shores, ditches and disturbed habitats, mainly on sandy soils.
Propagation of Eragrostis caroliniana:Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts. The seed can also be sown in situ in mid to late spring, though in a cool summer it may fail to ripen many seeds.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy shores, ditches and disturbed habitats, mainly on sandy soils.
Medicinal use of Eragrostis caroliniana:None known
Known hazards of Eragrostis caroliniana:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.