Herb: Roman Pimpernel
Latin name: Tordylium apulum
Synonyms: Concylocarpus apulus
Edible parts of Roman Pimpernel:The young plant is used as a vegetable in Greece. In Italy it is used as a condiment.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Cultivated and waste ground, also along the sides of tracks in the Mediterranean.
Propagation of Roman Pimpernel:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame or greenhouse in early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter, planting them out after the last expected frosts. Division in spring might be possible.
Cultivation of the herb:Cultivated and waste ground, also along the sides of tracks in the Mediterranean.
Medicinal use of Roman Pimpernel:None known
Known hazards of Tordylium apulum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.