Herb latin name: Thalictrum actaeifolium

Synonyms: Thalictrum acteaefolium

Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Edible parts of Thalictrum actaeifolium:

Young leaves - cooked. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

Description of the plant:


60 cm
(2 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Woods in hills and mountains, C. and S. Japan.

Propagation of Thalictrum actaeifolium:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. The seed can also be sown in an outdoor seedbed in spring. Plant them into their permanent positions the following spring. Division in spring as new growth commences or in the autumn. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Woods in hills and mountains, C. and S. Japan.

Medicinal use of Thalictrum actaeifolium:

None known

Known hazards of Thalictrum actaeifolium:

Although no records of toxicity have been found for this plant, it belongs to a family that includes many poisonous plants so some caution is advised.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.