Herb: Harbinger Of Spring

Latin name: Erigenia bulbosa

Family: Umbelliferae

Medicinal use of Harbinger Of Spring:

The plant has been chewed to bring relief from toothache. No details are given as to which part of the plant is used.

Description of the plant:


20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

to April

Habitat of the herb:

Rich moist woodland.

Edible parts of Harbinger Of Spring:

Root - raw or cooked.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division of tubers.

Cultivation of Harbinger Of Spring:

Rich moist woodland.

Known hazards of Erigenia bulbosa:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.