Herb latin name: Glyceria occidentalis
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Edible parts of Glyceria occidentalis:Seed - cooked. Ground into a flour and used as a cereal. Used for food by the native Indians. The seed is very small and fiddly to harvest.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Along the sides of lakes, ponds and streams, it is also found in marshy areas.
Propagation of Glyceria occidentalis: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. If you have sufficient seed then it can be sown outdoors in situ in mid to late spring. 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:Along the sides of lakes, ponds and streams, it is also found in marshy areas.
Medicinal use of Glyceria occidentalis:None known
Known hazards of Glyceria occidentalis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.