Cacalia farfarifolia Siebold & Zucc.
Senecio bulbiferus Maxim.
Parasenecio farfarifolia is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing from short rhizomes. It produces erect stems that are branched above, growing 50 - 140cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - central and southern Japan.
Moist humus-rich soils inn deciduous forests in the mountains[
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 plant and leaves - cooked[
]. Added to soups, eaten with soya sauce or seasoned with miso or ground walnuts[
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.