Cacalia peltifolia Makino
Koyamacalia peltifolia (Makino) H.Rob. & Brettell
Parasenecio peltifolia is a herbaceous perennial plant growing from short-branched rhizomes. The stout, erect, branched stems can be 100 - 200cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - central Japan.
Woods, along streams and in ravines, in the mountains of C. Japan[
]. Sandy soil in or along small streams in deciduous forests[
Species in this genus generally prefer a moist peaty or leafy lime-free soil in shade or semi-shade[
Plants tend to be somewhat invasive, they are best suited to naturalizing in the wild or woodland garden[
Young shoots - cooked[
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. Surface sow or only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade until they are large enough to plant out.
Division in spring.