Herb latin name: Gundelia tournefortii
Edible parts of Gundelia tournefortii:The thick flowering stem, with the young and still undeveloped flower buds, is sold in the local markets in Jerusalem. It is a sought after vegetable. Immature flowering heads - cooked. Used like globe artichokes. Leaves - cooked. Root - cooked. Seed - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Plains and mountains to 3000 metres.
Propagation of Gundelia tournefortii:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division.
Cultivation of the herb:Plains and mountains to 3000 metres.
Medicinal use of Gundelia tournefortii:None known
Known hazards of Gundelia tournefortii:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.