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Common Name: Mountain Lovage
Ligusticum mutellina is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Mountains, C. and S. Europe[
Succeeds in any well-drained soil in a sunny position[
Leaves. Used as a parsley substitute[
The dried leaves are a tea substitute[
The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame in the autumn. Stored seed should be sown as early in the year as possible in a greenhouse or cold frame[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer if they have grown large enough. Otherwise, keep them in a cold frame for the first winter and plant them out in early summer.
Division in spring.