Herb latin name: Ferula longifolia
Synonyms: Eriosynaphe longifolia
Edible parts of Ferula longifolia:Root - cooked. The long root is aromatic and esteemed as a vegetable.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Calcareous and clayey slopes, pebbly and clayey steppes in S. E. Europe.
Propagation of Ferula longifolia:Seed - best sown as soon as the seed is ripe in a greenhouse in autumn. Otherwise sow in April in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Plant them out into their permanent positions whilst still small because the plants dislike root disturbance. Give the plants a protective mulch for at least their first winter outdoors. Division in autumn. This may be inadvisable due to the plants dislike of root disturbance.
Cultivation of the herb:Calcareous and clayey slopes, pebbly and clayey steppes in S. E. Europe.
Medicinal use of Ferula longifolia:None known
Known hazards of Ferula longifolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.