Herb latin name: Scorpiurus vermiculatus
Synonyms: Scorpiurus subvillosus, Scorpiurus sulcatus
Edible parts of Scorpiurus vermiculatus: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:Fields.
Propagation of Scorpiurus vermiculatus: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:Fields.
Medicinal use of Scorpiurus vermiculatus:None known
Known hazards of Scorpiurus vermiculatus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.