Herb: Thistle Sage
Latin name: Salvia carduacea
Edible parts of Thistle Sage:Seed - raw or cooked. It can be roasted, then ground into a powder and used with other seeds as a mush. The seeds can be added to wheat to improve the flavour. It can also be used as a cooling beverage.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sandy and gravelly places below 1350 metres. Open grassy places.
Propagation of Thistle Sage:Seed - sow March/April in a greenhouse. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer. In areas where the plant is towards the limits of its hardiness, it is best to grow the plants on in a greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood succeed at almost any time in the growing season.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy and gravelly places below 1350 metres. Open grassy places.
Medicinal use of Thistle Sage:None known
Known hazards of Salvia carduacea:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.