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Duchesnea chrysantha is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.10 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea, Manchuria.
Sunny grassy places in lowland all over Japan[
Prefers a moist but well-drained soil in a sunny position[
]. Grows well in a rock garden[
This species is hardy to about -15°c.
Plants can be invasive, spreadng freely by means of runners[
This species is sometimes considered to be no more than a form of D. indica[
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. The fruit is about 10mm in diameter[
] with the appearance and texture of a strawberry but very little flavour[
Leaves and young plant - cooked[
Seed - sow spring in a sunny position in a greenhouse. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 6 weeks or more at 15°c. A period of cold stratification may speed up germination. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division of runners in spring or late summer. Very easy, they can be planted out straight into their permanent positions.