Herb latin name: Scorzonera divaricata

Family: Compositae

Edible parts of Scorzonera divaricata:

Root - cooked. Leaves - cooked.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Well-drained dry grassy and rocky habitats.

Other uses of Scorzonera divaricata:

A latex is obtained by maceration of the root. It is used for making 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 divaricata:

Well-drained dry grassy and rocky habitats.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Scorzonera divaricata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.