Herb latin name: Sium serra
Edible parts of Sium serra:Plant - cooked. The part of the plant is not specified.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Wet and marshy places, in central and northern Japan.
Propagation of Sium serra:Seed - sow late winter to early spring in a cold frame. The seed can be slow to germinate. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer if they are large enough. Otherwise, grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter and plant them out in the following spring. Division in early spring just before new growth begins. Use the side roots. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Wet and marshy places, in central and northern Japan.
Medicinal use of Sium serra:None known
Known hazards of Sium serra:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.