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Mosla dianthera is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea, Manchuria.
Grassy slopes in lowland and hills all over Japan[
We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will succeed outdoors in Britain, though judging by its native range it should be possible to grow it as a hardy annual in most parts of the country. It probably requires a well-drained soil and a sunny position.
Young shoots - cooked. Although edible, they are not very pleasant[
The leaves are carminative[
]. Recommended in cases of heartburn[
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in situ in mid to late spring.