Herb latin name: Lysimachia fortunei
Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)
Edible parts of Lysimachia fortunei:The young plant is edible. No more details are given. The leaves are also used as a condiment.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Wet margins of rivers and ponds in the lowland of C. and S. Japan. Wet areas, ditches, banks of rice paddies and roadsides from sea level to 1500 metres.
Propagation of Lysimachia fortunei:Seed - sow autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the 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 margins of rivers and ponds in the lowland of C. and S. Japan. Wet areas, ditches, banks of rice paddies and roadsides from sea level to 1500 metres.
Medicinal use of Lysimachia fortunei:None known
Known hazards of Lysimachia fortunei:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.