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Chaerophyllum acuminatum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
W. Asia - Himalayas from Pakistan to northern India.
Inner Himalayan ranges from 2500 to 4000 metres[
We have very little information on this plant and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by the plants native range it is likely to succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus[
An easily grown plant, succeeding in almost any soil[
], though it prefers a moist soil[
]. Tolerates a pH in the range 4.6 to 7.
Root - raw or cooked[
These notes are for the related species C. bulbosum, and might not apply here[
Seed - best sown in the autumn in situ[
]. The seed has a very short viability[
] or, according to another report, the seed becomes dormant if allowed to dry out and will not germinate for a year[
]. If stored for a spring sowing it should be kept in damp sand in a cold but frost-free place and then sown in situ in early spring[
]. Another alternative is to sow the seed in the autumn in a seed tray in a cold frame and then to sow the seed, soil and all, in early mid spring in situ[