Pale Thistle (Cirsium pallidum)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Pale Thistle
Cirsium pallidum
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

    The roots are diuretic[257].

  • Edible Use

    Seed – cooked[105, 177]. It can be eaten boiled or ground into a powder and used with cereal flours to make bread etc[61, 257, K].

  • 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.
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. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. An easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[200].
South-western N. America.

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