Herb: Pink Fivecorner


Latin name: Styphelia triflora


Family: Epacridaceae



Edible parts of Pink Fivecorner:

Fruit - raw or cooked. A sweetish flesh but the seed is large. The fruit is about 8 - 10mm long.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Shrub

Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
June to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Sandy soils in coastal and mountain heathlands.

Propagation of Pink Fivecorner:

Seed - probably best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse. The seed can be very slow to germinate. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out in early summer. Cuttings can be taken though it is usually hard to find sufficient material.

Cultivation of the herb:

Sandy soils in coastal and mountain heathlands.

Medicinal use of Pink Fivecorner:

None known

Known hazards of Styphelia triflora:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.