Herb latin name: Heracleum moellendorfii
Edible parts of Heracleum moellendorfii:Stem - raw or cooked.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Hills, low mountains and lowland in C. and S. Japan.
Propagation of Heracleum moellendorfii:Seed - sow mid to late spring or early autumn in situ. Division in autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Hills, low mountains and lowland in C. and S. Japan.
Medicinal use of Heracleum moellendorfii:None known
Known hazards of Heracleum moellendorfii:Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, many members of this genus contain furanocoumarins. These have carcinogenic, mutagenic and phototoxic properties. Skin contact with the sap of some members of this genus is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.