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Cirsium tuberosum - (L.)All.
                 
Common Name Tuberous Thistle
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp grassland on calcareous soils[17, 50].
Range Western and central Europe, including Britain.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Cirsium tuberosum Tuberous Thistle


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Cirsium tuberosum Tuberous Thistle
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Physical Characteristics
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Cirsium tuberosum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to August, and the seeds ripen from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, lepidoptera, beetles, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Carduus bulbosum. Carduus tuberosus. Cnicus tuberosus.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Oil;  Root.
Edible Uses: Oil.

Root - cooked[61, 177]. It can be stored overwinter[46, 105]. A slight bitterness but acceptable, it makes a reasonable cooked vegetable[K]. Sometimes, however, the root seems to be very aromatic and is then less than pleasant[K]. The root is rich in inulin, a starch that cannot be digested by humans. This starch thus passes straight through the digestive system and, in some people, ferments to produce flatulence[K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Oil;  Tinder.

The seed fluff is used as a tinder[106]. The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression[4]. No details of potential yields etc are given[K].
Cultivation details
An easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[200]. Plants are tolerant of considerable neglect, though they produce much better roots when given a good soil and some attention[K].
Propagation
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. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer or following spring.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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