Herb latin name: Lallemantia iberica
Synonyms: Dracocephalum ibericum, Lallemantia sulphurea
Edible parts of Lallemantia iberica:Leaves - cooked and used as a potherb. Seed - raw or cooked. It is rich in oil. An edible oil is obtained from the seed.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Roadsides, slopes and fallow fields, also as a weed of cultivation, to 2150 metres in Turkey.
Other uses of Lallemantia iberica:The seed contains up to 30% of a drying oil. It is used for lighting, as a varnish, in paints and as a lubricant. It is a linseed substitute. Linseed oil has a very wide range of applications including use as a wood preservative, an ingredient of oil-based paints, furniture polishes, printer's inks, soap making etc. It is also used in the manufacture of linoleum.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow April in situ. Very fast germination.
Cultivation of Lallemantia iberica:Roadsides, slopes and fallow fields, also as a weed of cultivation, to 2150 metres in Turkey.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Lallemantia iberica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.