Chondrilla dentata (Thunb.) Poir.
Ixeris albiflora A.Gray
Ixeris dentata (Thunb.) Nakai
Ixeris thunbergii A.Gray
Lactuca albiflora (A.Gray) Maxim.
Lactuca crepidioides Vaniot
Lactuca dentata (Thunb.) Makino
Lactuca dentata (Thunb.) C.B.Rob.
Lactuca hirsuta albiflora (Torr. & A.Gray) Shinners
Lactuca thunbergii (A.Gray) Maxim.
Paraixeris dentata (Thunb.) H.S.Pak
Prenanthes dentata Thunb.
Youngia dentata (Thunb.) DC.
Ixeris dentata is a herbaceous perennial plant that can grow up to 50cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. The plant is sometimes cultivated as a food crop and is commonly sold in local food markets in Korea[
E. Asia - Russian Far East, eastern China, Japan, Korea
Sunny places in lowland and low valleys all over Japan[
]. Forests on mountain slopes, moist places, fields; at elevations from 300 - 1,100 metres[
We suggest growing it in a sunny position and a well-drained soil.
Young leaves and young plants - cooked[
]. The very young leaves can be eaten raw[
Root - cooked[
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in spring and only just covering the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division can be tried in spring or autumn.