Nemosenecio nikoensis is an erect, perennial plantgrowing from a stolniferous rootstock with short rhizomes; itt can grow around 40 - 100cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Although no mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, it belongs to a genus that contains a number of plants with a cumulative poisonous effect on the liver[
]. Some caution is advised.
E. Asia - Japan.
Damp woods in mountains all over Japan[
Succeeds in a sunny position in most well-drained moderately fertile soils.
Leaves - cooked[
]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
A decoction of the leaves is used as a stimulant in China[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Make sure the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer if they have grown sufficiently. Otherwise, grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter and plant them out the following year after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring[
Root cuttings in early spring[