Herb latin name: Meehania urticifolia
Edible parts of Meehania urticifolia:Young leaves - cooked.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Rich damp deciduous woods in the mountains, S. and S. Japan.
Other uses of Meehania urticifolia:An attractive ground cover plant for semi-shade.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring 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 their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division can be carried out at almost any time of the year so long as the plant is not allowed to dry out. Stem cuttings in the spring.
Cultivation of Meehania urticifolia:Rich damp deciduous woods in the mountains, S. and S. Japan.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Meehania urticifolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.