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Water WhirlGrass (Catabrosa aquatica)

Perennial
Glyceria aquatica.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Water WhirlGrass
Catabrosa aquatica
Gramineae

The plant has been burnt as an incense[257].

  • Medicinal Use

    A decoction of the plant has been used as a stimulant and tonic[257].

  • Edible Use

    Seed[257]. No more information is given, but the seed is very small and fiddly to use. It would probably have been used as pi–ole or have been ground into a powder and used as a mush, as a thickener in soups and stews, or in making cakes, bread etc[K].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – surface sow in the spring in a pot standing in shallow water. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Division in the spring. The divisions can be planted direct into their permanent positions.
We have no information on this, though judging by the plants native habitat it requires a wet soil and also succeeds in shallow water. It will also probably require a fairly sunny position[K].
Most of Europe, including Britain but absent in Spain and Portugal, N. and W. Asia, Algeria.

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