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Orychophragmus violaceus is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - eastern China to Korea.
Roadsides, gardens, forests, fields, thickets, valleys, hillsides and sunny slopes from near sea level to 1500 metres[
Succeeds in a fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position[
Plants are not very cold-tolerant[
], but they can be overwintered outdoors in areas where winter temperatures do not fall below about -5°c[
This species is cultivated as a vegetable in China[
Young leaves - cooked[
Seed - sow in situ in spring or early summer.