Herb latin name: Sanguisorba obtusa
Synonyms: Sanguisorba hakusanensis
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Sanguisorba obtusa:Leaves - cooked. A famine food, they are only used when all else fails.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Damp alpine meadows.
Propagation of Sanguisorba obtusa:Seed - sow 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 the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Damp alpine meadows.
Medicinal use of Sanguisorba obtusa:None known
Known hazards of Sanguisorba obtusa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.