Cacalia delphiniifolia Siebold & Zucc.
Parasenecio delphiniifolius is a herbaceous perennial plant growing from a short rhizome. It produces erect, unbranched stems growing 80 - 150cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - Japan.
Humus-rich soils in deciduous forests in mountains all over Japan[
]. Shaded wet places of forest understories, slopes; at elevations from 1,600 - 3,200 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 - raw, cooked or used as a flavouring[
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.