Herb: Shepherd's Needle
Latin name: Scandix pecten-veneris
Edible parts of Shepherd's Needle:Young stem tops - raw or cooked. Used in salads or as a pot-herb, they are much esteemed.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:A weed of arable land, avoiding acid soils and shady positions.
Propagation of Shepherd's Needle:Seed - sow in situ in spring or late summer.
Cultivation of the herb:A weed of arable land, avoiding acid soils and shady positions.
Medicinal use of Shepherd's Needle:None known
Known hazards of Scandix pecten-veneris:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.