Herb latin name: Solidago japonica

Synonyms: Solidago virgaurea asiatica

Family: Compositae

Medicinal use of Solidago japonica:

Antiseptic. An infusion of the dried powdered herb can be used.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Lowland and low mountains, C. and S. Japan.

Edible parts of Solidago japonica:

The boiled leaves are used in sauces.

Other uses of the herb:

Mustard, orange and brown dyes can be obtained from the whole plant.

Propagation of Solidago japonica:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to become dry. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on for their first winter in pots. Plant them out into their permanent positions in spring or early summer. Division in spring or autumn. 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:

Lowland and low mountains, C. and S. Japan.

Known hazards of Solidago japonica:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.