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Lysimachia fortunei is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - China, Japan.
Wet margins of rivers and ponds in the lowland of C. and S. Japan[
]. Wet areas, ditches, banks of rice paddies and roadsides from sea level to 1500 metres[
An easily grown plant, succeeding in a moist loamy soil[
]. Judging by its native habitat, it should succeed in shallow water. Grows well in heavy clay soils.
Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[
The young plant is edible[
]. No more details are given. The leaves are also used as a condiment[
Seed - sow autumn in a cold frame[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring or autumn[
]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.