Herb latin name: Pratia angulata
Synonyms: Lobelia angulata
Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)
Edible parts of Pratia angulata:Leaves - cooked. They are available all year round.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Damp places in open forests, grassland, streamsides and herbfield from the lowland up to the sub-alpine zone in North and South Islands.
Propagation of Pratia angulata:Seed - best sown in a cold frame in the autumn. 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. Division in the autumn. Overwinter the plants in a cold greenhouse and plant out in late spring. Cuttings of basal shoots in early summer. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stem when they are about 8 - 10cm above the ground. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Damp places in open forests, grassland, streamsides and herbfield from the lowland up to the sub-alpine zone in North and South Islands.
Medicinal use of Pratia angulata:None known
Known hazards of Pratia angulata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.