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Youngia japonica - (L.)DC.
                 
Common Name Japanese Hawkweed, Oriental false hawksbeard
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Waste ground, cultivated fields and roadsides all over Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Youngia japonica Japanese Hawkweed, Oriental false hawksbeard


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Youngia japonica Japanese Hawkweed, Oriental false hawksbeard
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Physical Characteristics
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Youngia japonica is a BIENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Y. thunbergiana. Crepis japonica. Prenanthes japonica. P. multiflora.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

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


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Antidote;  Antitussive;  Febrifuge.

The plant is antitussive and febrifuge[218]. It is also used in the treatment of boils and snakebites[218].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
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.
Propagation
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.
Other Names
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
Weed Lady Tue Jan 20 17:32:16 2004

Link: Wild Food Foragers of America Newsletter features one edible weed per month, how to harvest, store and prepare. Hawksbeard is a wonderful spring salad green, a good detox tea, and source of chlorophyll in the diet. Use as a food like dandelion, but is more prolific and easier to harvest.

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