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Mercurialis leiocarpa is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.10 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - Japan.
Woods in low mountains, central and southern Japan.
A drying oil is obtained from the seed[
A blue dye is obtained from the leaves[