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Common Name: Waterleaf
Decemium appendiculatum is a Biennial/Perennial up to 0.35 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Eastern N. America - Ontario to New York, North Carolina, Minnesota and Kansas.
Requires a damp position[
]. Prefers a little light shade and a sheltered position[
Young shoots - raw[
Seed - sow mid spring to early summer in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 18°c[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the autumn.
The seed can also be sown in situ in late spring and thinned to 15cm apart.