Herb latin name: Muehlenbeckia adpressa
Synonyms: Muehlenbeckia gunnii
Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)
Edible parts of Muehlenbeckia adpressa:Fruit - raw or cooked in pies etc. A sour taste, but they are pleasant in small quantities.
Description of the plant:
(8 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Sandhills by the coast and inland. Moist coastal forests.
Propagation of Muehlenbeckia adpressa:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. 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. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up in autumn and overwinter in a cold frame. High percentage. Plant out in late spring. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 5 - 10cm with a heel, October/November in a cold frame. High percentage.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandhills by the coast and inland. Moist coastal forests.
Medicinal use of Muehlenbeckia adpressa:None known
Known hazards of Muehlenbeckia adpressa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.