Herb latin name: Cacalia farfarifolia
Synonyms: Cacalia bulbifera, Parasenecio farfarifolia
Edible parts of Cacalia farfarifolia:Young plant and leaves - cooked. Added to soups, eaten with soya sauce or seasoned with miso or ground walnuts.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Moist humus-rich soils inn deciduous forests in the mountains of central and southern Japan.
Propagation of Cacalia farfarifolia:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. Surface sow or only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade until they are large enough to plant out. Division in spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Moist humus-rich soils inn deciduous forests in the mountains of central and southern Japan.
Medicinal use of Cacalia farfarifolia:None known
Known hazards of Cacalia farfarifolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.