Herb latin name: Cousinia thomsonii
Edible parts of Cousinia thomsonii:Leaves and spines - eaten when young and tender.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Stony ground, especially in Ladakh and Lahul, at elevations of 3000 - 4200 metres. Grassland and gravely places in flooded lands at elevations of 3700 - 4300 metres in Tibet.
Propagation of Cousinia thomsonii:Seed - we have no specific information for this species. It is probably best sown as soon as it is ripe, though it can also probably be sown in the spring. In general, the seed of plants from this family is best sown in pots very near the surface of the soil. Make sure the soil does not dry out, but do not overwater. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and grow them on in pots for their first year before planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Stony ground, especially in Ladakh and Lahul, at elevations of 3000 - 4200 metres. Grassland and gravely places in flooded lands at elevations of 3700 - 4300 metres in Tibet.
Medicinal use of Cousinia thomsonii:None known
Known hazards of Cousinia thomsonii:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.