Herb latin name: Hedysarum arcticum
Synonyms: Hedysarum hedysaroides arcticum
Edible parts of Hedysarum arcticum:Root - raw or cooked. Dried, ground into a powder and used as a flour.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Mountain tundra in the Arctic.
Propagation of Hedysarum arcticum:Seed - sow in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe or in the spring. Stored seed should be pre-soaked for 24 hours in warm water. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Division in spring. Great care is needed since the plant dislikes root disturbance.
Cultivation of the herb:Mountain tundra in the Arctic.
Medicinal use of Hedysarum arcticum:None known
Known hazards of Hedysarum arcticum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.