Herb: Sand Lily


Latin name: Leucocrinum montanum


Family: Funkiaceae



Medicinal use of Sand Lily:

A poultice of the pulverized roots has been applied to sores and swellings.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Sagebrush desert to open montane forest in sandy to rocky areas in fairly heavy soils that are not swampy.

Edible parts of Sand Lily:

Root. No more details are given.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe if possible otherwise in early spring. 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.

Cultivation of Sand Lily:

Sagebrush desert to open montane forest in sandy to rocky areas in fairly heavy soils that are not swampy.

Known hazards of Leucocrinum montanum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.