Herb latin name: Ixeris chinensis
Edible parts of Ixeris chinensis:Young leaves - cooked. An emergency food, it is only used when all else fails. Root - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Mountains in C. and S. Japan. This report refers to the sub-species I. chinensis strigosa. (L‚v.&Vant.)Ohwi.
Propagation of Ixeris chinensis:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in spring and only just covering the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division can be tried in spring or autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Mountains in C. and S. Japan. This report refers to the sub-species I. chinensis strigosa. (L‚v.&Vant.)Ohwi.
Medicinal use of Ixeris chinensis:None known
Known hazards of Ixeris chinensis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.