Herb latin name: Eryngium pandanifolium

Family: Umbelliferae

Description of the plant:


2.5 m
(8 1/4 foot)

July to

Habitat of Eryngium pandanifolium:

Banks of ditches in Portugal.

Other uses of the herb:

A fibre is obtained from the leaves and is used for cordage.

Propagation of Eryngium pandanifolium:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in early autumn on the surface of a well-drained compost in a cold frame. The seed can also be sown in spring. It usually germinates in 5 - 90 days at 20C. 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 in early spring or autumn. Take care since the plant resents root disturbance. Root cuttings in autumn or winter.

Cultivation of the herb:

Banks of ditches in Portugal.

Medicinal use of Eryngium pandanifolium:

None known

Known hazards of Eryngium pandanifolium:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.