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Hemiphragma heterophyllum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.10 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
E. Asia - Western Himalayas.
], forest and scrub at elevations of 1800 - 4000 metres[
Grows best in a warm, sheltered sunny position in a light well-drained soil[
Plants are not very cold hardy, tolerating temperatures down to around -7°c[
]. It succeeds outdoors in the milder areas of Britain but elsewhere needs protection from winter cold[
A prostrate perennial, forming spreading carpets of growth[
Fruit - raw. The bright red ripe fruits are eaten fresh[
The juice of the plant is applied to cuts and wounds[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer.
Division of plants in mid spring[
Layering. Plants often produce new roots along the stems at the nodes[