Japanese Hawkweed (Youngia japonica)

Biennial
Y. thunbergiana. Crepis japonica. Prenanthes japonica. P. multiflora.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Japanese Hawkweed
Youngia japonica
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is antitussive and febrifuge[218]. It is also used in the treatment of boils and snakebites[218].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves and young plant – raw or cooked[61, 105, 177, 179, 272].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in middle to late spring in situ. If you only have a small quantity of seed then it will probably be better to sow it in a cold frame in April and plant out in late spring.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of the country. We do not know the plants cultivation needs.
E. Asia – China, Japan Korea.

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