Herb latin name: Cirsium maritimum
Edible parts of Cirsium maritimum:Root - raw or cooked. The root 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:
Habitat of the herb:Near seashores, C. Japan. In maritime rocky and grassy slopes from sea level to elevations of 20 metres.
Other uses of Cirsium maritimum: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 maritimum:Near seashores, C. Japan. In maritime rocky and grassy slopes from sea level to elevations of 20 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Cirsium maritimum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.