Herb latin name: Incarvillea delavayi
Family: Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-creeper Family)
Edible parts of Incarvillea delavayi:Leaves and young shoots - cooked. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Grassy places and scrub around 2000 metres. Pastures and open grassland, 2400 - 3500 metres, but it is now uncommon in its native range.
Propagation of Incarvillea delavayi:Seed - sow autumn or spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Grow on for at least their first winter in a greenhouse and plant out into their permanent positions in spring after the last expected frosts. Division with care in early spring or autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Grassy places and scrub around 2000 metres. Pastures and open grassland, 2400 - 3500 metres, but it is now uncommon in its native range.
Medicinal use of Incarvillea delavayi:None known
Known hazards of Incarvillea delavayi:One report suggests that the plant might be slightly toxic.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.