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Hedysarum vicioides is a Perennial up to 0.70 metres tall.
It has edible uses.
E. Asia - N. Korea to E. Siberia.
Sandy to gravelly slopes in high mountains or grassy places in lower districts of Japan[
]. River banks in E. Siberia[
]. Forests and subalpine meadows at elevations of 2500 - 3200 metres[
Easily grown in ordinary garden soil in a sunny position, preferring a deep well-drained sandy loam[
Plants strongly resent root disturbance and should be placed in their permanent positions as soon as possible[
This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[
Root - raw, cooked or dried and ground into a powder[
Seed - sow in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe or in the spring[
]. Stored seed should be pre-soaked for 24 hours in warm water. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer.
Division in spring. Great care is needed since the plant dislikes root disturbance[