Brookweed (Samolus valerandi)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Brookweed
Samolus valerandi
Primulaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The leaves are antiscorbutic[46, 61].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – raw or cooked[46, 61]. A rather bitter flavour[K].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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.
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil in a wet position or in shallow water[1, 200]. Dislikes shade or acid soils.
Most regions of the world, including Britain, usually near the sea.

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