Latin name: Scorzonera tau-saghyz
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Tau-Saghyz:Dry areas, 500 - 1100 metres in the Ural Mountains where winters are long and cold with a short dry growing season.
Other uses of the herb:The root contains up to 40% of a high quality latex. This is extracted by means of maceration and is used to make rubber.
Propagation of Tau-Saghyz: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 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 the herb:Dry areas, 500 - 1100 metres in the Ural Mountains where winters are long and cold with a short dry growing season.
Medicinal use of Tau-Saghyz:None known
Known hazards of Scorzonera tau-saghyz:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.