Epilobium arcuatum H.Lév.
Epilobium axillare Franch. ex Koidz.
Epilobium chrysocoma H.Lév.
Epilobium hakkodense H.Lév.
Epilobium japonicum (Miq.) Hausskn.
Epilobium kiusianum Nakai
Epilobium makinoense H.Lév.
Epilobium myokoense Koidz.
Epilobium oligodontum Hausskn.
Epilobium prostratum H.Lév.
Epilobium quadrangulum H.Lév.
Epilobium rouyanum H.Lév.
Epilobium pyrricholophum is an erect, herbaceous perennial plant forming a clump of stems that are usually well-branched or unbranched; it can grow around 25 - 80cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - southern and central China, Japan, Korea.
Wet places in lowland and mountains all over Japan[
]. Wet places along streams and low areas, disturbed moist hillsides in mountains; at elevations from 300 - 1,800 metres[
Prefers a well-drained but moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[
]. Succeeds in most soils[
A very variable plant in the wild[
Young leaves and shoots - cooked[
Seed - sow early spring in situ or as soon as the seed is ripe.
Division in spring or autumn. 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 spring.