Herb latin name: Lespedeza formosa
Synonyms: Desmodium formosum, Lespedeza sieboldii, Lespedeza thunbergii
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of Lespedeza formosa:Mountain slopes, forest margins, roadsides and thickets below 2800 metres.
Other uses of the herb:The twigs are used in making brooms.
Propagation of Lespedeza formosa:Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow it in spring in a greenhouse. 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. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in individual pots in a frame. It can be difficult to get the cuttings through their first winter, it is best to plunge the pots in a bed of ashes in a sheltered border outdoors.
Cultivation of the herb:Mountain slopes, forest margins, roadsides and thickets below 2800 metres.
Medicinal use of Lespedeza formosa:None known
Known hazards of Lespedeza formosa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.