Herb latin name: Pimelea arenaria
Family: Thymelaeaceae (Mezereum Family)
Edible parts of Pimelea arenaria:Fruit. The fruit is about 3mm in diameter. No more details are given.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Coastal dunes and hollows all over North, South and Chatham Islands.
Other uses of Pimelea arenaria:A fibre obtained from the stems is used as a tying material.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe in the autumn if this is possible, otherwise 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 at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Give the plants some protection from the cold for at least their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July/August in a frame. Softwood cuttings 5cm long in late spring.
Cultivation of Pimelea arenaria:Coastal dunes and hollows all over North, South and Chatham Islands.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Pimelea arenaria:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.