Herb latin name: Luzula capitata
Family: Juncaceae (Rush Family)
Edible parts of Luzula capitata:Seed - cooked. Ground into a meal and used with cereal powders when making bread etc.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Grassy places in lowland and mountains all over Japan.
Propagation of Luzula capitata:Seed - sow in a cold frame in spring. Only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. 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 in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Grassy places in lowland and mountains all over Japan.
Medicinal use of Luzula capitata:None known
Known hazards of Luzula capitata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.