Herb latin name: Lespedeza tomentosa
Synonyms: Hedysarum tomentosum
Edible parts of Lespedeza tomentosa:Young leaves - cooked.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Grassy slopes in hills, C. and S. Japan. Arid mountain slopes, grasslands and thickets below 1000 metres in most of China.
Propagation of Lespedeza tomentosa: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:Grassy slopes in hills, C. and S. Japan. Arid mountain slopes, grasslands and thickets below 1000 metres in most of China.
Medicinal use of Lespedeza tomentosa:None known
Known hazards of Lespedeza tomentosa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.