Cacalia kiusiana Makino
Koyamacalia kiusiana (Makino) H.Rob. & Brettell
Parasenecio kiusiana is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing from short rhizomes. The erect stems have short branches in their upper part, they grow 70 - 80cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - southern Japan.
Humus-rich soils in deciduous forests[
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 shoots - cooked[
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.