Herb latin name: Lycopus maackianus
Synonyms: Lycopus angustus, Lycopus lucidus maackianus
Edible parts of Lycopus maackianus:Young leaves - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Wet places all over Japan. Boggy shores, marsh margins, bogged down and inundated meadows, sometimes on sea shores, open scrub and occasionally on wasteland.
Propagation of Lycopus maackianus:Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first year. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Division in spring or autumn. 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:Wet places all over Japan. Boggy shores, marsh margins, bogged down and inundated meadows, sometimes on sea shores, open scrub and occasionally on wasteland.
Medicinal use of Lycopus maackianus:None known
Known hazards of Lycopus maackianus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.