Herb latin name: Glyceria acutiflora
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Edible parts of Glyceria acutiflora:Seed - cooked. Ground into a flour and used as a cereal. An emergency food, used when all else fails. The seed is very small and fiddly to harvest.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Ponds and paddy fields in C. and S. Japan.
Propagation of Glyceria acutiflora:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse in a pot standing in 3 - 5cm of water. Surface sow the seed, or only just cover it. Germination should take place within 3 weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Ponds and paddy fields in C. and S. Japan.
Medicinal use of Glyceria acutiflora:None known
Known hazards of Glyceria acutiflora:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.