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Lapsana apogonoides is a Biennial up to 0.25 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - China and Japan.
River banks, cultivated fields and thickets in lowland of central and southern Japan[
|Bees, Flies, Lepidoptera, Self
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed outdoors in Britain, though judging by its native range it is likely to be hardy at least in the milder areas of the country. The plant will probably prefer full sun or light shade and is likely to be fairly tolerant of soil types[
Young plant - cooked[
]. A famine food, it is only used when better foods are not available[
Seed - cooked. It can be used like rice[
Seed - sow in situ during mid to late summer, or as soon as it is ripe, and only just cover the seed.