Herb: Bead Plant
Latin name: Nertera granadensis
Synonyms: Nertera depressa, Nertera grenadensis, Nertera montana
Family: Rubiaceae (Madder Family)
Edible parts of Bead Plant:Fruit - raw. The fruit is a berry about 5mm in diameter with a single seed.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Coastal to sub-alpine damp forest, shrubland, grassland, boggy ground and herbfield, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands.
Propagation of Bead Plant:Seed - sow spring in a shaded part of a cool greenhouse or cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a lightly shaded position 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. Consider giving the plants some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Division in spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Coastal to sub-alpine damp forest, shrubland, grassland, boggy ground and herbfield, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands.
Medicinal use of Bead Plant:None known
Known hazards of Nertera granadensis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.