Herb latin name: Cirsium brevicaule


Family: Compositae



Edible parts of Cirsium brevicaule:

Leaves - cooked. The spines must be removed beforehand.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

In maritime rocky and grassy slopes from sea level to 100 metres.

Other uses of Cirsium brevicaule:

The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression. No details of potential yields etc are given.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow early spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 8 weeks at 20C. Division in spring or autumn.

Cultivation of Cirsium brevicaule:

In maritime rocky and grassy slopes from sea level to 100 metres.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Cirsium brevicaule:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.