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Useful Temperate Plants

Leucas lanata

Benth.

Lamiaceae


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General Information

Leucas lanata is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.45 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

51
Title
Flowers of the Himalayas.
Publication
 
Author
Polunin. O. and Stainton. A.
Publisher
Oxford Universtiy Press
Year
1984
ISBN
-
Description
A very readable and good pocket guide (if you have a very large pocket!) to many of the wild plants in the Himalayas. Gives many examples of plant uses.

Range

E. Asia - Himalayas in North-Eastern India, Bhutan, Central Nepal, Eastern Nepal, Sikkim.

Habitat

Stony slopes and cultivated areas, 700 - 3000 metres from Kashmir to central Nepal and China.

Properties

Edibility Rating *
HabitPerennial
Height0.45 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed outdoors in Britain, though judging by its native range it should be hardy at least in the milder areas of the country.

Edible Uses

Young shoots - cooked. Used as a vegetable[
145
Title
Forest Flora of Srinagar.
Publication
 
Author
Singh. Dr. G. and Kachroo. Prof. Dr. P.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1976
ISBN
-
Description
A good flora of the western Himalayas but poorly illustrated. Some information on plant uses.
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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.
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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