Herb latin name: Osmorhiza chilensis
Edible parts of Osmorhiza chilensis:Root - raw or cooked. It is considered to be a delicacy.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Deciduous Nothofagus forests and moist shaded cliffs to 200 metres in S. Chile north to latitude 31°s.
Propagation of Osmorhiza chilensis:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise sow it in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cultivation of the herb:Deciduous Nothofagus forests and moist shaded cliffs to 200 metres in S. Chile north to latitude 31°s.
Medicinal use of Osmorhiza chilensis:None known
Known hazards of Osmorhiza chilensis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.