Herb latin name: Sagittaria aginashi
Family: Alismataceae (Water-plantain Family)
Edible parts of Sagittaria aginashi:Leaves and young plant - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Wet places, ponds and river banks all over Japan.
Propagation of Sagittaria aginashi:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a pot standing in about 5cm of water. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and gradually increase the depth of water as the plants grow until it is about 5cm above the top of the pot. Plant out in late spring or early summer of the following year. Division of the tubers in spring or autumn. Easy. Runners potted up at any time in the growing season.
Cultivation of the herb:Wet places, ponds and river banks all over Japan.
Medicinal use of Sagittaria aginashi:None known
Known hazards of Sagittaria aginashi:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.