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Meehania urticifolia is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
E. Asia - N.E. China, Japan, Korea.
Rich damp deciduous woods in the mountains, S. and S. Japan[
Requires partial shade[
]. A vigorous plant, forming large patches in dappled shade or in exposed but sunless areas[
Hardy to about -15°c[
The plant has long stolons, rooting at the nodes, and it spreads rapidly to form a large patch[
Young leaves - cooked[
An attractive ground cover plant for semi-shade[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division can be carried out at almost any time of the year so long as the plant is not allowed to dry out.
Stem cuttings in the spring[