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Common Name: Thin-Leaf Brookweed
Samolus parviflorus is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.40 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Southern N. America.
Shallow water and wet soils[
]. Along creeks, ditches and seepage areas in Texas[
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil in a wet position or in shallow water[
]. Dislikes shade or acid soils.
This species is very closely related to Samolus valerandi, and is seen as no more than a sub-species by some botanists[
Young leaves - raw or cooked[
Seed - surface sow in a cold frame in the spring, standing the pot in about 3cm of water. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and gradually increase the depth of water as the plants grow until it is level with the tops of the pots. Plant out in the summer if there has been sufficient growth, otherwise plant out in late spring of the following year.
Division in spring.