Herb: Bristly Ox-Tongue
Latin name: Picris echioides
Synonyms: Helminthotheca echioides, Helmintia echioides
Edible parts of Bristly Ox-Tongue:Young leaves - raw or cooked. Not wonderful raw, the leaves are slightly better cooked. A rather bitter flavour.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Roadsides, hedgebanks, field margins and waste places, usually on stiff and calcareous soils.
Propagation of Bristly Ox-Tongue:Seed - sow spring in situ, only just covering the seed. Germination should take place quite quickly.
Cultivation of the herb:Roadsides, hedgebanks, field margins and waste places, usually on stiff and calcareous soils.
Medicinal use of Bristly Ox-Tongue:None known
Known hazards of Picris echioides:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.