Tulipa clusiana stellata
Herb latin name: Tulipa clusiana stellata
Synonyms: Tulipa stellata
Family: Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Edible parts of Tulipa clusiana stellata:Bulb. Up to 2cm in diameter. No further details are given.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:A weed of cornfields and rocky slopes, 1500 - 3300 metres. Found in forest openings and dry savannah slopes.
Propagation of Tulipa clusiana stellata:Seed - best sown in a shady part of the cold frame as soon as it is ripe in early summer, or in the early autumn. A spring sowing of stored seed in the greenhouse also succeeds. Sow the seed thinly so that the seedlings can be grown on without disturbance for their first growing season - apply liquid feeds to the pot if necessary. Divide the bulbs once the plants have become dormant, putting 3 - 4 bulbs in each pot. Grow the on in the greenhouse for at least the next year, planting them out when dormant. Division of offsets in July. Larger bulbs can be planted out straight into their permanent positions, or can be stored in a cool place and then be planted out in late autumn. It is best to pot up smaller bulbs and grow them on in a cold frame for a year before planting them out when they are dormant in late summer to the middle of autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:A weed of cornfields and rocky slopes, 1500 - 3300 metres. Found in forest openings and dry savannah slopes.
Medicinal use of Tulipa clusiana stellata:None known
Known hazards of Tulipa clusiana stellata:Although no records of toxicity have been seen for this species, the bulbs and the flowers of at least one member of this genus have been known to cause dermatitis in sensitive people, though up to 5 bulbs a day of that species can be eaten without ill-effect.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.