Herb latin name: Euonymus macropterus
Synonyms: Euonymus ussuriensis
Family: Celastraceae (Bittersweet Family)
Edible parts of Euonymus macropterus:Young leaves - boiled. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on possible toxicity.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Mixed and coniferous forests and thickets in the mountains of C. and N. Japan.
Propagation of Euonymus macropterus:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification, so should be sown as early in the year as possible in a cold frame. The seed can take 18 months to germinate. 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. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 7cm long taken at a node or with a heel, July/August in a frame. Very easy.
Cultivation of the herb:Mixed and coniferous forests and thickets in the mountains of C. and N. Japan.
Medicinal use of Euonymus macropterus:None known
Known hazards of Euonymus macropterus:Although no records of toxicity have been seen for this species, a number of plants in this genus are suspected of being poisonous and so some caution is advised.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.