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1a. Nothosmyrnium japonicum var. japonicum

白苞芹(原变种) bai bao qin (yuan bian zhong)

Macrochlaena glaucocarpa Handel-Mazzetti.

Plants 50–120 cm. Ultimate leaf segments oblong-ovate, ovate or broadly ovate, margins serrate or incised.

Forest margins, moist grasslands; 500–2900 m. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang [cultivated and adventive in Japan].

The taproot is used medically as a sedative and to relieve pain.


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