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Swertia bimaculata is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - China, Japan, Himalayas.
Wet grassy places in lowland and mountains all over Japan[
]. Beside streams, swamp, meadows, scrub and forests at elevations of 200 - 3000 metres in China.
We have no details for this species but suggest growing it in a moist well-drained soil in a sunny position.
Root - cooked[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame at 10°c or less[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.