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Chondrilla juncea - L.
                 
Common Name Naked Weed, Rush skeletonweed
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards The seeds are said to be poisonous.
Habitats Dry open habitats[50].
Range S. and W. Europe, north to N. France.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Chondrilla juncea Naked Weed, Rush skeletonweed


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Chondrilla juncea Naked Weed, Rush skeletonweed
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Physical Characteristics
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Chondrilla juncea is a BIENNIAL/PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

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


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Stomachic.

The plant can be used as a stomachic[2].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
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.
Propagation
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.

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Other Names
Naked weed, Skeleton weed, gum succory, devil's grass, Ajenjera, Ajinjera, Balaguera, Baleo, Citnik, Karavuk, Su porru, Tavka.
Found In
Afghanistan, Africa, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Asia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Europe, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Libya, Mediterranean, North Africa, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Siberia, South America, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Tasmania, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia.
Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

This plant can be weedy or invasive. Native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa, but known throughout most temperate regions of the world as an introduced species which is considered a noxious weed. There are several biological control measures used against this plant. The skeletonweed gall midge (Cystiphora schmidti - an insect), the skeletonweed gall mite (Aceria chondrillae - an arachnid), and skeletonweed rust (Puccinia chondrillina - a fungus) all show potential for controlling infestations.
Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.
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Elizabeth H.
Violeta Wed Sep 13 2006
How to buy Chondrilla juncea for a salad?
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