Herb: Spotted Hawkweed
Latin name: Hypochoeris maculata
Edible parts of Spotted Hawkweed:Young leaves - raw or cooked. They are occasionally added to salads or boiled in broths.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Calcareous pastures and grassy cliffs. A rare and decreasing plant in Britain.
Propagation of Spotted Hawkweed:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. If you have sufficient seed it can be sown outdoors in situ in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Calcareous pastures and grassy cliffs. A rare and decreasing plant in Britain.
Medicinal use of Spotted Hawkweed:None known
Known hazards of Hypochoeris maculata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.