Herb latin name: Cirsium virginianum
Edible parts of Cirsium virginianum:Root - 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:Wet pineland, sphagnum or peaty bogs, swales and clearings on coastal plain.
Other uses of Cirsium virginianum: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 Cirsium virginianum:Wet pineland, sphagnum or peaty bogs, swales and clearings on coastal plain.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Cirsium virginianum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.