Herb latin name: Scorzonera albicaulis
Edible parts of Scorzonera albicaulis:Root - cooked. Young leaves - cooked.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Open ground in grass and steppe.
Other uses of Scorzonera albicaulis:A latex obtained by maceration of the root is used to make a high class rubber.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in the greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle into relatively deep pots to accommodate the tap root. If growth is good, plant out in early summer, other wise grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year. Division in autumn or as growth commences in the spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.
Cultivation of Scorzonera albicaulis:Open ground in grass and steppe.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Scorzonera albicaulis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.