Herb latin name: Scorzonera tuberosa

Family: Compositae

Edible parts of Scorzonera tuberosa:

Root - cooked.

Description of the plant:


10 cm
(4 inches)

Habitat of the herb:

Sandy steppes in S.E. Russia.

Propagation of Scorzonera tuberosa:

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:

Sandy steppes in S.E. Russia.

Medicinal use of Scorzonera tuberosa:

None known

Known hazards of Scorzonera tuberosa:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.