Distaff Thistle (Carthamnus lanatus)

Kentrophyllum lanatum. (L.)D.C.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Distaff Thistle
Carthamnus lanatus

An oil is obtained from the seed[240], though the report gives no more details[K].

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is anthelmintic, diaphoretic and febrifuge[240].

  • Edible Use

    An edible oil is obtained from the seed[105, 183].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in gentle heat in a greenhouse. Germination usually takes place within 2 – 4 weeks at 15¡c[138]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. The seed can also be sown in situ in April/May[138] but plants may not then mature their seed.
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1]. Requires a position in full sun[138]. This species is a potentially serious pest plant in N. America[274].
S. Europe. A casual in Britain[17].

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