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Common Name: Cruel Plant
Cynanchum ascyrifolium is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.70 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
There are some reports of toxins in this genus[
E. Asia - northern China, Japan and Korea.
Sunny meadows in the mountains of central Honshu, Japan, at elevations of 800 - 1800 metres[
]. Thickets in hills and mountains in Korea[
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 could succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of this country. It probably does not have any special cultivation requirements and will probably succeed in most soils in a sunny position[
The root is diuretic and febrifuge[