Herb latin name: Youngia denticulata
Synonyms: Ixeris denticulata, Lactuca denticulata, Paraixeris denticulata
Medicinal use of Youngia denticulata:Febrifuge. Used in the treatment of sore throats.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sunny slopes and roadsides in mountains all over Japan.
Edible parts of Youngia denticulata:Young leaves and stems - raw or cooked. They contain about 1.6% protein, 0.4% fat, 2.1% carbohydrate, 0.8% ash.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in middle to late spring in situ. If you only have a small quantity of seed then it will probably be better to sow it in a cold frame in April and plant out in late spring.
Cultivation of Youngia denticulata:Sunny slopes and roadsides in mountains all over Japan.
Known hazards of Youngia denticulata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.