Re: [gardeners] Sarcandra glabra

George Shirley (
Tue, 05 May 1998 11:47:05

At 07:56 AM 5/5/98 -0600, you wrote:
>At 03:03 PM 5/3/98 +0000, you wrote:
>>I bought this last I can't find my notes telling me *why* I 
>>bought it. Typical, eh?
>>All I know is that it is a Chinese medicinal. Distribution is throughout 
>>China, as well as Cambodia, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines and, Sri 
>>Lanka. I *think* it wants damp soil. Have no clue as to sun 
>>requirement....I kept it in high shade over the winter.
>>Anybody tell me anything about it? I don't know how big it gets, bloom, 
>>etc. Leaves are so-so. 
>>Catharine/Atlanta, zone 7b
>>who will one day immediately record all plant purchases she makes with 
>>complete notes. (in my dreams)
>Don't see it in my references, Catharine.  If you don't find anything, ask
>me again in about a week.  My friend the herbalist who has a better
>medicinal lib than mine has the flu.  I'll ask her after she recovers.
>Best, Margaret
I checked all six of my herb books and found only one reference to a glabra
and that was for licorice. There is a medicinal herb list but I can't
remember the address at the moment. I tried it about a year ago and found
it full of contention and argument.