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Scolymus hispanicus - Desf.

Common Name common goldenthistle
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry open habitats[50].
Range Europe - Mediterranean.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Scolymus hispanicus common goldenthistle


Scolymus hispanicus common goldenthistle

 

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Summary

Possibly Scolymus grandiflorus and Scolymus hispanicus are the same plant. Scolymus grandiflorus being a synonym


Physical Characteristics

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Scolymus hispanicus is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7. It is in flower in May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Scolymus hispanicus

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root  Stem
Edible Uses: Coffee  Colouring

The stalks are eaten raw or boiled[2, 105, 183].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Grows well in an ordinary garden soil in sun or semi-shade[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and plant out in the summer. Seed can also probably be sown in situ. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Cynara scolymusGlobe ArtichokePerennial1.5 5-9  LMHNM352
Scolymus grandifloruscommon goldenthistlePerennial1.0 6-9  LMHSNDM10 
Scolymus maculatusSpotted Golden ThistleAnnual1.0 6-9  LMHSNDM20 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

Desf.

Botanical References

50200

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