Herb latin name: Mertensia bella
Family: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
Edible parts of Mertensia bella:Flowers - raw. Leaves - raw or cooked. The leaves are rather hairy and are not so nice when eaten raw.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Wet meadows, moist slopes and springy banks at mid-altitudes in mountains.
Propagation of Mertensia bella:Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible. Protect from direct sunlight. 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, with care, in early spring or autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Wet meadows, moist slopes and springy banks at mid-altitudes in mountains.
Medicinal use of Mertensia bella:None known
Known hazards of Mertensia bella:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.