Zornia latifolia – Maconha Brava (seed)
Zornia latifolia is an perennial herb belonging to the Leguminosae family. Often grown as a tropical pasture legume. Zornia diphylla is a synonym of Z. latifolia. Zornia latifolia is native to South America: Argentina (north of latitude 35S), Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. Its preferred habitat is open fields and grassy areas. It is a low growing legume species.
The dried leaves and seeds are smoked in Brazil as a substitute for Cannabis (Plants of the Gods, Schultes and Hofmann, 1992). More info on Zornia latifolia here!
Care and Cultivation of Zornia latifolia
Sow Zornia latifolia seeds in spring or summer. Plant just below the surface of a good quality seed raising mix. I find they germinate fine with no treatment; others use hot water treatment. Germination should occur between a few days and a few weeks. Rich soil, full sun. Zornia latifolia accepts a wide range of growing conditions. Prefers warmer conditions and will mostly die back in colder conditions, except in sub/tropical environments. Hence, treat like an annual in colder areas, unless you can keep them warm over the cold period.
5 seeds per packet
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