Cacalia auriculata DC.
Cacalia bulbifera Koidz.
Cacalia kamtschatica (Maxim.) Kudô
Koyamacalia auriculata (DC.) H.Rob. & Brettell
Senecio dahuricus ochotensis Maxim.
Parasenecio auriculatus is a herbaceous perennial plant growing from a short rhizome. It produces erect or curved, branched stems, growing 30 - 150cm or more tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. The leaves are sometimes sold in local food markets in Korea[
E. Asia - Russian Far East, northern China, Korea
Humus rich soils in deciduous woods in the mountains of central and northern Japan[
]. Forest understories and forest margins; at elevations from 1,400 - 1,600 metres[
Species in this genus generally prefer a moist peaty or leafy lime-free soil in shade or semi-shade[
Plants tend to be somewhat invasive, they are best suited to naturalizing in the wild or woodland garden[
Young leaves - cooked[
]. Used as 'namul' in Korea - this is a cooked side dish prepared by steaming or blanching the vegetables, placing them in small serving bowls with sesame oil seasoning and serving them at room temperature[
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. Surface sow or only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade until they are large enough to plant out.
Division in spring.