Herb latin name: Cirsium dipsacolepis
Synonyms: Cnicus dipsacolepis
Edible parts of Cirsium dipsacolepis:Root - cooked. The root is thickened and carrot-shaped. It is likely to be rich in inulin, a starch that cannot be digested by humans. This starch thus passes straight through the digestive system and, in some people, ferments to produce flatulence.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Lowlands, C. and S. Japan. In sunny, xeric herbal stands of the temperate zones at elevations of 200 - 1000 metres.
Other uses of Cirsium dipsacolepis: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 20°C. Division in spring or autumn.
Cultivation of Cirsium dipsacolepis:Lowlands, C. and S. Japan. In sunny, xeric herbal stands of the temperate zones at elevations of 200 - 1000 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Cirsium dipsacolepis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.