Herb latin name: Thalictrum aquilegiifolium
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Medicinal use of Thalictrum aquilegiifolium:Cytostatic.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Damp woods, hedges and rich upland meadows of the lower Alps, often in stony places near glaciers.
Edible parts of Thalictrum aquilegiifolium:Root - raw or roasted. Caution is advised, there is one report that suggests that the root is particularly poisonous. Young leaves - cooked. Caution is advised, they are possibly poisonous.
Propagation of the herb: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 Thalictrum aquilegiifolium:Damp woods, hedges and rich upland meadows of the lower Alps, often in stony places near glaciers.
Known hazards of Thalictrum aquilegiifolium:The whole plant is poisonous, particularly the root.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.