Herb latin name: Sporobolus asperifolius
Synonyms: Muhlenbergia asperifolia
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Edible parts of Sporobolus asperifolius:Seed - raw or cooked. It can be parched, ground into a flour and eaten dry or made into a mush.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Sandy bottoms, damp sands etc. Dry soils. Damp or marshy often alkaline soils, along irrigation ditches and along the banks of streams.
Propagation of Sporobolus asperifolius:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer if they have grown sufficiently. Otherwise, grow them on in a greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year. Division in spring. 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:Sandy bottoms, damp sands etc. Dry soils. Damp or marshy often alkaline soils, along irrigation ditches and along the banks of streams.
Medicinal use of Sporobolus asperifolius:None known
Known hazards of Sporobolus asperifolius:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.