Herb: Pepper Saxifrage
Latin name: Silaum silaus
Synonyms: Silaus flavescens, Silaus pratensis
Edible parts of Pepper Saxifrage:Leaves - cooked. They are sometimes used as an acid tasting potherb.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Meadows and grassy banks, avoiding shady positions.
Propagation of Pepper Saxifrage:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. If you have enough seed then an outdoor sowing in situ in the spring should also succeed.
Cultivation of the herb:Meadows and grassy banks, avoiding shady positions.
Medicinal use of Pepper Saxifrage:None known
Known hazards of Silaum silaus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.