Herb: Iberian Star Thistle


Latin name: Centaurea iberica


Family: Compositae



Edible parts of Iberian Star Thistle:

Edible cooked. The part used is not specified.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Biennial


Height:
90 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Mountain slopes in Tibet at elevations of 500 - 800 metres.

Propagation of Iberian Star Thistle:

Seed - sow April in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Mountain slopes in Tibet at elevations of 500 - 800 metres.

Medicinal use of Iberian Star Thistle:

None known

Known hazards of Centaurea iberica:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.