Part of order Saxifragales.

Native to 🇨🇳 China and 🇯🇵 Japan.  There, it is used to make furniture.  Elsewhere, sometimes planted as an ornamental, due to interesting foliage and caramel scent, late in the growing season.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  On No-Planting List by Seneca Nation of Indians SNI.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 60)

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