Herb: Canary Grass
Latin name: Phalaris canariensis
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Edible parts of Canary Grass:Seed - cooked. Widely grown as a food for caged birds, the seed is rather small but can also be used as a cereal for making porridge etc. It can be ground into a flour and used for making cakes, puddings etc. Leaves - cooked. The young plant is used.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Dry open habitats. A casual of waste places in Britain.
Propagation of Canary Grass:Seed - sow spring in situ.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry open habitats. A casual of waste places in Britain.
Medicinal use of Canary Grass:None known
Known hazards of Phalaris canariensis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.