Herb latin name: Ligularia japonica
Synonyms: Arnica japonica, Senecio japonicus
Edible parts of Ligularia japonica:Leaves - cooked. Leaf stalks - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Mountains in C. and S. Japan. Stream banks, grassland slopes and forest understories at elevations of 600 - 2300 metres in China.
Propagation of Ligularia japonica:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Mountains in C. and S. Japan. Stream banks, grassland slopes and forest understories at elevations of 600 - 2300 metres in China.
Medicinal use of Ligularia japonica:None known
Known hazards of Ligularia japonica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.