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Cirsium yezoense is a perennial plant that can grow up to 2.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
E. Asia - Japan.
Woods, C. and N. Japan[
]. Along streams and in and along temperate forests at elevations of 100 - 1000 metres[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
An easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[
Young plant - cooked[
The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression[
]. No details of potential yields etc are given[
Seed - sow early spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 8 weeks at 20°c[
Division in spring or autumn.