Herb: Scrambling Lily
Latin name: Geitonoplesium cymosum
Edible parts of Scrambling Lily:Young shoots - cooked. They make a fine substitute for asparagus.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Moist eucalyptus forests, sparse rainforests and creek banks.
Other uses of Scrambling Lily:The stems of the plant are used as rough ropes.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Germination is sporadic and some seed can take more than 12 months. Pot up the plants when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first 2 winters. If trying them outdoors, plant them out in early summer and give some winter protection for their first year or two. Division.
Cultivation of Scrambling Lily:Moist eucalyptus forests, sparse rainforests and creek banks.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Geitonoplesium cymosum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.