Herb: Naked Weed

Latin name: Chondrilla juncea

Family: Compositae

Medicinal use of Naked Weed:

The plant can be used as a stomachic.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

July to

Habitat of the herb:

Dry open habitats.

Edible parts of Naked Weed:

Leaves - raw or cooked. A pleasant mild taste, the leaves are a favoured wild salad in France.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in early spring in a greenhouse and only just covering the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Cultivation of Naked Weed:

Dry open habitats.

Known hazards of Chondrilla juncea:

The seeds are said to be poisonous.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.