POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM

POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM

FAMILY :: POLYGONACEAE
FO-TI, HE SHOU WU: Climbing and sprawling, fast growing vine. Hardy down to at least the mid 20ºs f. Very important Chinese and Ayurvedic rejuvenative herb. The root tubers are used.

POLYGONUM ODORATUM

POLYGONUM ODORATUM

FAMILY :: POLYGONACEAE
RAU RAM, VIETNAMESE CORIANDER: A very strong tasting and scented trailing plant of vigorous, though somewhat tender growth (hardy to approximately 25° f.). Tastes a bit to me like a cross between fruity coriander and dirty socks-but in a good way. Easy to grow in moist, rich soil or in a pot in part shade. Leaves are light green with a “happy face” smile in their centers.