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Useful Temperate Plants

Aegopodium alpestre

Ledeb.

Apiaceae

+ Synonyms

Carum alpestre (Ledeb.) Koso-Pol.

Pimpinella kashmirica R.R.Stewart ex Dunn

Common Name:

Aegopodium alpestre
Flowering plant in Oze, Gunma pref., Japan
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General Information

Aegopodium alpestre is a herbaceous, perennial plant with an elongate, slender rootstock that produces, at intervals, stems 30 - 100cm tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

58
Title
Flora of Japan. (English translation)
Publication
 
Author
Ohwi. G.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution
Year
1965
ISBN
-
Description
The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.
,
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
. 275

Range

E. Asia - southeast Russia, Mongolia, northern China, Japan, Korea

Habitat

Damp woods in mountains, C. and S. Japan[
58
Title
Flora of Japan. (English translation)
Publication
 
Author
Ohwi. G.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution
Year
1965
ISBN
-
Description
The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.
]. Mixed forests or grassy places on mountain slopes at elevations of 900 - 2,200 metres in China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.45 m
PollinatorsInsects
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


The plantt is likely to succeed in sun or light shade and to prefer a moist soil[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Edible Uses

Young shoots - cooked[
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring. Very easy, the divisions can be planted out straight into their permanent positions.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2021-01-19. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Aegopodium+alpestre>

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