Fuki (Petastites japonica)
Fuki is a Japanese perennial vegetable. It spreads
vigorously in moist shade. Its leaves can be quite
showy and massive (as seen in the picture, big dog
for scale). The stems are boiled and peeled and taste
a bit like asparagus/celery. It will conquer anything
smaller than it in the garden, so give it room…or just
eat a lot of it. Prefers full shade to dappled light.