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Patrinia triloba is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
E. Asia - Japan.
Grassy places in the mountains of C. Japan[
Easily grown in any light rich soil[
]. Requires a moist soil and a cool position[
]. Thrives in any moderately retentive fertile soil in sun or part shade[
Plants are hardy to about -15°c[
A very ornamental plant[
], it grows well in the rock garden[
] or the woodland garden[
Leaves - cooked. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails[
Plants can be grown as a ground cover when spaced about 30cm apart each way[
Seed - sow in situ in mid spring[
If you only have a small quantity of seed it is probably better to sow it in a pot in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.
Division in spring or autumn.