Herb: Naked Weed
Latin name: Chondrilla juncea
Medicinal use of Naked Weed:The plant can be used as a stomachic.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
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.