Herb latin name: Scorpiurus muricatus
Edible parts of Scorpiurus muricatus:Young seedpods - raw or cooked. A very indifferent flavour, it is included as an item of food mainly because it looks very like a caterpillar and can therefore cause humour at the food table.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Cultivated ground and dry places.
Propagation of Scorpiurus muricatus:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and plant out after the last expected frosts. It might be worthwhile making sowings in situ in April.
Cultivation of the herb:Cultivated ground and dry places.
Medicinal use of Scorpiurus muricatus:None known
Known hazards of Scorpiurus muricatus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.