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(Cirsium scopulorum)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Cirsium scopulorum
Compositae

The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression[4]. No details of potential yields etc are given[K].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Root – raw or cooked[46, 61, 105, 161]. The root is likely to be rich in inulin, a starch that cannot be digested by humans. This starch thus passes straight through the digestive system and, in some people, ferments to produce flatulence[K].

    Stems[161]. No more details are given, but it is probably best if it is peeled.

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow early spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 – 8 weeks at 20¡c[164]. Division in spring or autumn.
An easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[200].
Northern Central N. America – Montana.

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