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Leucas lanata is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.45 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
- Flowers of the Himalayas.
- Polunin. O. and Stainton. A.
- Oxford Universtiy Press
- A very readable and good pocket guide (if you have a very large pocket!) to many of the wild plants in the Himalayas. Gives many examples of plant uses.
E. Asia - Himalayas in North-Eastern India, Bhutan, Central Nepal, Eastern Nepal, Sikkim.
Stony slopes and cultivated areas, 700 - 3000 metres from Kashmir to central Nepal and China.
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 should be hardy at least in the milder areas of the country.
Young shoots - cooked. Used as a vegetable[
- Forest Flora of Srinagar.
- Singh. Dr. G. and Kachroo. Prof. Dr. P.
- Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
- A good flora of the western Himalayas but poorly illustrated. Some information on plant uses.
- Plants for Human Consumption.
- Kunkel. G.
- Koeltz Scientific Books
- An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
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