Herb latin name: Indigofera hebepetala
Edible parts of Indigofera hebepetala:The flowers and tender fruits (probably the immature seed pods) are coked as a vegetable or are pickled.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Shady places, 2100 - 3000 metres in Jaunsar, Uttar Pradesh. Open places at elevations of 1600 - 2800 metres in Nepal.
Other uses of Indigofera hebepetala:Used as a fuel.
Propagation of the herb:Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and sow February in a warm greenhouse. The germination can be variable. Prick out the seedlings when large enough to handle and overwinter the young plants in a greenhouse for the first winter, planting out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel if possible, July/August in individual pots in a frame. Good percentage. Overwinter the young plants in a greenhouse for the first winter and plant out in late spring or early summer. Root cuttings 3cm long in December. Good percentage. Suckers. Remove them in the dormant season, preferably towards the end of winter, and plant out into their permanent positions.
Cultivation of Indigofera hebepetala:Shady places, 2100 - 3000 metres in Jaunsar, Uttar Pradesh. Open places at elevations of 1600 - 2800 metres in Nepal.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Indigofera hebepetala:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.