Heracleum barbatum moellendorffii (Hance) M.Hiroe
Heracleum dissectum moellendorffii (Hance) Vorosch
Heracleum lanatum moellendorffii (Hance) Hara
Heracleum microcarpum Franch.
Heracleum morifolium H.Wolff
Heracleum moellendorfii is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. It is sometimes cultivated as a food crop in Korea[
Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, many members of this genus contain furanocoumarins. These have carcinogenic, mutagenic and phototoxic properties. Skin contact with the sap of some members of this genus is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people[
E. Asia - China, Japan and Korea.
Hills, low mountains and lowland in C. and S. Japan[
]. Open forests, forest margins, shaded valleys or stream sides at elevations up to 3200 metres in China[
We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in this country, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in much of Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in any ordinary garden soil, doing best in moist soils or deep woodland[
Stem - raw or cooked[
Seed - sow mid to late spring or early autumn in situ.
Division in autumn.