Maltese Star Thistle
Herb: Maltese Star Thistle
Latin name: Centaurea melitensis
Medicinal use of Maltese Star Thistle:The plant is used in the treatment of the kidneys.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Wasteplaces and roadsides.
Propagation of Maltese 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 into their permanent positions in the summer. If you have sufficient seed it can be sown in situ in the spring, and an autumn swing in situ might also be worth trying.
Cultivation of the herb:Wasteplaces and roadsides.
Known hazards of Centaurea melitensis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.