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Cardamine macrophylla is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - China, Himalayas, Siberia.
Forests and streamsides, 2100 - 3600 metres from Pakistan to S.W. China, most common in the west of its range[
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Lepidoptera
Succeeds in most soils[
]. Prefers a moist humus rich soil in shade or semi-shade[
]. Best grown in cool places by water[
A very ornamental plant[
], it is hardy to about -15°c[
A very polymorphic species, especially in leaflets shape and size. E. Himalayan plants seem to have larger leaves than those in N.W. Himalayan ones, but intermediate forms are not lacking in both the areas[
Leaves and young shoots - cooked[
Seed - sow outdoors in a seedbed in a shady position in mid spring. Plant out in autumn or spring.
Division in the spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer or following spring.