Herb latin name: Cichorium spinosum


Family: Compositae



Edible parts of Cichorium spinosum:

Leaves - boiled.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Biennial/Perennial


Height:
18 cm
(7 inches)

Flowering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Seashores in Greece.

Propagation of Cichorium spinosum:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. 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 the herb:

Seashores in Greece.

Medicinal use of Cichorium spinosum:

None known

Known hazards of Cichorium spinosum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.