Eutrema japonicum, Wasabia japonica, Wasabi, Japanese Horseradish

Eutrema japonicum, Wasabia japonica

Wasabi, Japanese Horseradish
Family: Brassicaceae
Origin: Japan
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersSpice or herb plantEthnomedical plant.
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Eutrema japonicum grows naturally along stream beds in mountain river valleys in Japan. It is green, has an extremely strong flavor.

It favours a moist, humus-rich soil and a semi-shaded location. It is very quick-growing and has a large attractively round kidney-shaped leaf resembling an Asarum and a smallish rather elegant white flower on a whiskery stem.

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