Latin name: Hydrilla verticillata
Family: Hydrocharitaceae (Tape-grass Family)
Medicinal use of Hydrilla:Used in the treatment of abscesses, boils and wounds, especially if there is debris in the wound. A dried powder of the plant is applied to cuts and wounds to help accelerate healing.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Ponds, ditches and the bottoms of streams.
Other uses of Hydrilla:The plant is used in sugar refinery. No more details are given.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.
Cultivation of Hydrilla:Ponds, ditches and the bottoms of streams.
Known hazards of Hydrilla verticillata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.