Herb latin name: Indigofera pseudotinctoria
Synonyms: Indigofera pseudo-tinctoria
Edible parts of Indigofera pseudotinctoria:The leaves and flowers are boiled and eaten.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Thickets, streamsides, ravines in W. Hupeh, 300 - 2000 metres.
Propagation of Indigofera pseudotinctoria: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 the herb:Thickets, streamsides, ravines in W. Hupeh, 300 - 2000 metres.
Medicinal use of Indigofera pseudotinctoria:None known
Known hazards of Indigofera pseudotinctoria:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.