Herb: Marsh Thistle
Latin name: Cirsium palustre
Synonyms: Carduus palustris
Edible parts of Marsh Thistle:Leaves and young shoots - raw or cooked. Stems - raw or cooked like asparagus or rhubarb. The flower stalks are peeled and eaten raw or cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Damp soils in meadows and woodland.
Other uses of Marsh Thistle:The seed fluff is used as a tinder. 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.
Cultivation of Marsh Thistle:Damp soils in meadows and woodland.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Cirsium palustre:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.