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Stachys baicalensis is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Roadsides and waste places[
]. Wet grassy areas and riverbanks at elevations of 200 - 1700 metres[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in any deep well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun or light shade[
A good bee plant[
Young leaves - cooked[
The stem and leaves are astringent, carminative and deodorant[
The whole plant is depurative, diuretic and haemostatic[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of metrorrhagia, haematuria, jaundice and bacterial dysentery[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring.