Herb latin name: Ptelea baldwinii


Family: Rutaceae (Rue Family, Citrus Family)



Edible parts of Ptelea baldwinii:

Seed. Ground into a powder and mixed with yeast to make a bread.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
6 m
(20 feet)

Flowering:
April
to May

Habitat of the herb:

Sandy places.

Propagation of Ptelea baldwinii:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification at 5C and should be sown as early as possible in the year. Very little of the seed produced in Britain is viable. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Layering.

Cultivation of the herb:

Sandy places.

Medicinal use of Ptelea baldwinii:

None known

Known hazards of Ptelea baldwinii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.