Herb latin name: Ixeris japonica
Synonyms: Lactuca debilis
Edible parts of Ixeris japonica:Young plant - cooked.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Cultivated fields and waste ground in lowlands all over Japan.
Propagation of Ixeris japonica:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in spring and only just covering the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division can be tried in spring or autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Cultivated fields and waste ground in lowlands all over Japan.
Medicinal use of Ixeris japonica:None known
Known hazards of Ixeris japonica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.