National Council for The Conservation of Plants and Gardens
National Collection of the Genus Codonopsis and Allied Genera
Codonopsis foetens ssp nervosa
As explained in C.foetens ssp foetens the two subspecies are very similar but with different internal markings. Unlike C.foetens ssp foetens, which is Himalayan, C.foetens ssp nervosa is Chinese with the two only overlapping in S.E. Tibet. Here it is shown growing in Jiajin Pass, Sichuan at 4200 metres in 2018. We retain high hopes of getting this little beauty established at rather lower levels here in Lincolnshire one day!