Herb latin name: Potentilla discolor


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Medicinal use of Potentilla discolor:

The root is aphrodisiac, astringent, depurative, styptic.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
May to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Virgin wilds, mountain slopes and uplands in open ground. Valleys, ravines, meadows on mountain slopes, meadows and sparse forests in China.

Edible parts of Potentilla discolor:

Root - raw or cooked. It is preferred raw.

Propagation of the herb:

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 Potentilla discolor:

Virgin wilds, mountain slopes and uplands in open ground. Valleys, ravines, meadows on mountain slopes, meadows and sparse forests in China.

Known hazards of Potentilla discolor:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.