Herb latin name: Megacarpaea polyandra
Edible parts of Megacarpaea polyandra:The plant is eaten as a vegetable. The young shoots and leaves are eaten cooked. The root is used as a condiment.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Alpine meadows and open forests, 3000 - 4300 metres.
Propagation of Megacarpaea polyandra:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame if this is possible. Otherwise sow it in early spring in a cold frame. Prick the seedlings out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Root cuttings may succeed.
Cultivation of the herb:Alpine meadows and open forests, 3000 - 4300 metres.
Medicinal use of Megacarpaea polyandra:None known
Known hazards of Megacarpaea polyandra:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.