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Erigeron acer is a Biennial/Perennial up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Northern Europe to eastern Asia - China and Japan. Also found in northern America.
Grassy slopes on the high mountains of C. and N. Japan.
Prefers a moderately fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position[
]. Grows well in dry situations[
]. Succeeds in maritime gardens[
There is some doubt over the correct name of this species. E. acris is said to be a synonym of E. acer[
], the report of edibility refers to the sub-species E. acris kamtschaticus[
]. The entry is included under E. acer but this needs further investigation.
Very few members of this genus will hybridise with other members of the genus[
Root - raw or cooked[
Seed - sow spring in situ. The seed usually germinates within four weeks.