Herb latin name: Saussurea gracilis
Edible parts of Saussurea gracilis:Young leaves - cooked. They are usually eaten with rice.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Mountains of central and southern Japan.
Propagation of Saussurea gracilis:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. Surface sow, or only just cover the seed, and make sure that the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Division in spring might be possible.
Cultivation of the herb:Mountains of central and southern Japan.
Medicinal use of Saussurea gracilis:None known
Known hazards of Saussurea gracilis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.