Herb latin name: Pimelea prostrata
Synonyms: Pimelea coarctata
Family: Thymelaeaceae (Mezereum Family)
Edible parts of Pimelea prostrata:Fruit - raw or cooked. Up to 2mm in diameter. The fruits can be fleshy or dry.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry open places in coastal to sub-alpine rocky, stony or gravelly sites, river terraces, grassland, open shrubland and fell field in North and South Islands.
Other uses of Pimelea prostrata:Plants form carpets and can be grown as a ground cover. They are best spaced about 30cm apart each way.
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 prostrata:Dry open places in coastal to sub-alpine rocky, stony or gravelly sites, river terraces, grassland, open shrubland and fell field in North and South Islands.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Pimelea prostrata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.