Herb latin name: Muehlenbeckia astonii
Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)
Edible parts of Muehlenbeckia astonii:Fruit - raw or cooked. Sweet and juicy.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Coastal to lowland on riverbeds and terraces between latitudes 41° 30' and 43°south on North and South Islands.
Propagation of Muehlenbeckia astonii: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:Coastal to lowland on riverbeds and terraces between latitudes 41° 30' and 43°south on North and South Islands.
Medicinal use of Muehlenbeckia astonii:None known
Known hazards of Muehlenbeckia astonii:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.