Elsholtzia kachinensis is a herbaceous perennial plant with more or less prostrate, slender stems that root adventitiously at their base; the plant can grow 10 - 40cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - southeast China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), Myanmar
Riverbanks, forests, valleys, wet areas; at elevations from 1,200 - 2,800 metres[
The plant is often found growing in waterlogged soils or shallow water in the wild.