Herb latin name: Potentilla cryptotaeniae


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Medicinal use of Potentilla cryptotaeniae:

Anthelmintic, antidote, salve, skin, vulnerary. Used in the treatment of venereal sores.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
July to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Found in mountains all over Japan. Valleys, ravines, meadows, grassland and forest edges at elevations of 1000 - 2500 metres in China.

Propagation of Potentilla cryptotaeniae:

Seed - sow early spring or autumn in a cold frame. 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. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Found in mountains all over Japan. Valleys, ravines, meadows, grassland and forest edges at elevations of 1000 - 2500 metres in China.

Known hazards of Potentilla cryptotaeniae:

One report says that the plant is very poisonous but gives no details.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.