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Youngia denticulata is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
E. Asia - China, Japan Korea.
Sunny slopes and roadsides in mountains all over Japan[
]. Forests, forest margins, by fields, on rocks, rock crevices at elevations of 500 - 2000 metres in China[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of the country. We do not know the plants cultivation needs.
Young leaves and stems - raw or cooked[
]. They contain about 1.6% protein, 0.4% fat, 2.1% carbohydrate, 0.8% ash[
Febrifuge. Used in the treatment of sore throats[
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in middle to late spring in situ. If you only have a small quantity of seed then it will probably be better to sow it in a cold frame in mid spring and plant out in late spring.