Herb latin name: Ixeris dentata
Synonyms: Lactuca thunbergii
Edible parts of Ixeris dentata:Young leaves - cooked. The very young leaves can be eaten raw. Root - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sunny places in lowland and low valleys all over Japan.
Propagation of Ixeris dentata: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:Sunny places in lowland and low valleys all over Japan.
Medicinal use of Ixeris dentata:None known
Known hazards of Ixeris dentata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.