Helichrysum-Henriettella (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Helichrysum-Henriettella (Sturtevant, 1919)

Helichrysum serpyllifolium Less.

Compositae. HOTTENTOT TEA.

South Africa. This plant is used as a tea substitute under the name of Hottentot tea.

Heliconia bihai Linn.

Scitamineae. FALSE PLANTAIN.

South America. In the West Indies, the young shoots are eaten by the natives.

Heliconia psittacorum Linn. f.


South America. In the West Indies, the shoots are eaten.

Helwingia rusciflora Willd.


Japan. The young leaves, says Balfour, are used in Japan as an esculent.

Hemerocallis sp.?

Liliaceae. DAY LILY.

Northern Asia. It is somewhat difficult, says Penhallow, to give testimony bearing upon the flavor and desirable qualities of flowers and buds from various species of Hemerocallis. In certain sections of the Island of Yezo, particularly on the pumice formation of the east coast, these plants are very abundant and, at the time of blossoming, the fields for miles along the road on either side are almost uniformly golden-yellow. At such times the Aino women may be seen busily salt. They are afterwards used in soups.

Hemerocallis minor Mill.

Northern Asia. In China, the young leaves are eaten and appear to intoxicate or stimulate to some extent. The flowers are eaten as a relish with meat. This species is said by Vilmorin to be a native of Siberia and to be grown in French flower gardens.

Henriettea succosa DC.


Guinea. The plant furnishes a gooseberry-like fruit of little value.

Henriettella flavescens Triana.


Guiana. This species furnishes a gooseberry-like fruit of little value.