Herb: Thin-Leaf Brookweed
Latin name: Samolus parviflorus
Synonyms: Samolus valerandi parviflorus
Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)
Edible parts of Thin-Leaf Brookweed:Young leaves - raw or cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Shallow water and wet soils. Along creeks, ditches and seepage areas in Texas.
Propagation of Thin-Leaf Brookweed:Seed - surface sow in a cold frame in the spring, standing the pot in about 3cm of water. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and gradually increase the depth of water as the plants grow until it is level with the tops of the pots. Plant out in the summer if there has been sufficient growth, otherwise plant out in late spring of the following year. Division in spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Shallow water and wet soils. Along creeks, ditches and seepage areas in Texas.
Medicinal use of Thin-Leaf Brookweed:None known
Known hazards of Samolus parviflorus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.