The green leaves of plants can contain a toxic cyanogenic glycoside, it is especially present during and just after a drought and is particularly toxic to ruminants
. Plants growing in Britain are usually perfectly safe, this is probably due to the climate
The white base of the leaf stem can be eaten raw or cooked
. An unpleasant odour is produced in the cooking process but the flavour of the stems is sweet
. The green parts of the plant should not be eaten since they can contain a toxin. See notes at top of the page.
Seed - parched and ground into a powder.
The roasted seed is a coffee substitute
There are no material uses listed for Triglochin palustris.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Triglochin palustris.
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. Stand the pots in about 2cm of water. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring
. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.
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Succeeds in shallow water or a bog garden
. This plant does not seem to require high salt levels for its survival
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Triglochin palustris. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Triglochin palustris.
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Material uses & Functions
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? 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Schofield. J. J. Discovering Wild Plants - Alaska, W. Canada and the Northwest. ()
? Cooper. M. and Johnson. A. Poisonous Plants in Britain and their Effects on Animals and Man. HMSO ISBN 0112425291 (1984-00-00)
? 3.03.13.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
? Clapham, Tootin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press (1962-00-00)
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