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Elatostema laetevirens is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - Japan.
Woods in mountains all over Japan[
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 should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country. It is likely to require woodland conditions.
Young leaves - cooked[
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring should be possible.