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Scolymus maculatus - L.

Common Name Spotted Golden Thistle
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Waysides and cornfields on dry soils[45, 50].
Range Europe - Mediterranean. An occasional casual in Britain[17].
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Scolymus maculatus Spotted Golden Thistle


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Scolymus maculatus Spotted Golden Thistle

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Scolymus maculatus is a ANNUAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower in July. 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

Young leaves cooked[105]. They can be used as a spinach[2, 183]. Root - cooked[177, 183].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

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

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Cynara scolymusGlobe Artichoke35
Scolymus grandifloruscommon goldenthistle10
Scolymus hispanicusSpanish Salsify, Common Goldenthistle30

 

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Readers comment

shy shahall   Thu Nov 29 2007

can be found in Israel on heavy clay soils. seeds can be used as powder to treat sores. fry seeds (with out oil)untill crispy. grind to powder and mix with olive oil. can be kept in cool places for a long period.

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