Naked Weed (Chondrilla juncea)

Biennial/Perennial
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Naked Weed
Chondrilla juncea
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant can be used as a stomachic[2].

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – raw or cooked[2, 105, 177]. A pleasant mild taste, the leaves are a favoured wild salad in France[217].

  • Cautionary Notes

    The seeds are said to be poisonous.

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in early spring in a greenhouse and only just covering the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. Judging by its native habitat it probably requires a very well drained light soil in a sunny position.
S. and W. Europe, north to N. France.

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*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.