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Epilobium pyrricholophum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.75 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Wet places in lowland and mountains all over Japan[
]. Wet places along streams and low areas, disturbed moist hillsides in mountains at elevations of 300 - 1800 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 should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country. A very variable plant in the wild[
]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Prefers a well-drained but moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[
]. Succeeds in most soils[
Young leaves and shoots - cooked[
Seed - sow early spring in situ or as soon as the seed is ripe.
Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.