Herb latin name: Lonicera gracilipes


Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)



Medicinal use of Lonicera gracilipes:

Cathartic, emetic.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
180 cm
(6 feet)

Flovering:
May

Habitat of the herb:

Forests and clearings all over Japan.

Edible parts of Lonicera gracilipes:

Fruit - raw. It should be eaten with caution because is possibly cathartic and emetic. The fruit is about 10mm in diameter.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 2 months cold stratification and should be sown as soon as possible in a cold frame. 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 or without a heel, July/August in a frame. Good percentage. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm with or without a heel, November in a cold frame. Good percentage. Layering in autumn.

Cultivation of Lonicera gracilipes:

Forests and clearings all over Japan.

Known hazards of Lonicera gracilipes:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.