Herb: Qing Qi.
Latin name: Solanum septemlobum
Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family, Potato Family)
Edible parts of Qing Qi.:Leaves - cooked. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails. Caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Sunny slopes, 300-2500 m. Anhui, Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, E Xizang, Zhejiang.
Propagation of Qing Qi.:Seed - sow early spring in a warm greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.
Cultivation of the herb:Sunny slopes, 300-2500 m. Anhui, Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, E Xizang, Zhejiang.
Medicinal use of Qing Qi.:None known
Known hazards of Solanum septemlobum:Although no specific mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, it belongs to a genus where many if not all the members have poisonous leaves and sometimes also the unripe fruits.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.