Herb latin name: Glyceria borealis

Synonyms: Panicularia borealis

Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)

Edible parts of Glyceria borealis:

Seed - cooked. Ground into a flour and used as a cereal. The seed is very small and fiddly to harvest.

Description of the plant:


150 cm
(5 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Wet places or shallow water.

Propagation of Glyceria borealis:

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:

Wet places or shallow water.

Medicinal use of Glyceria borealis:

None known

Known hazards of Glyceria borealis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.