Herb latin name: Synurus pungens

Synonyms: Rhaponticum pungens

Family: Compositae

Edible parts of Synurus pungens:

Young leaves - cooked. The leaves can also be used in dumplings.

Description of the plant:


150 cm
(5 feet)

to November

Habitat of the herb:

Grassy slopes in mountains.

Propagation of Synurus pungens:

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in spring. Surface sow or only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Grassy slopes in mountains.

Medicinal use of Synurus pungens:

None known

Known hazards of Synurus pungens:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.