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Elatostema cuneatum is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.25 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea and the Himalayas.
Shaded places in lowland, northern and central Japan[
]. Valley forests and precipices at elevations of 1200 - 1400 metres in S. Yunnan[
We have very little information on this species but it should succeed as a spring-sown annual in Britain. It is likely to require a shady position.
Plants are dioecious - male and female plants must be grown if seed is required[
Young leaves - cooked[
Seed - sow spring in situ.