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Athamantha cretensis - L.

Common Name Candy Carrot
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky places, mainly in mountains, S.E. Spain and E. France to Yugoslavia[50].
Range Europe - Mediterranean
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Athamantha cretensis Candy Carrot


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Athamantha cretensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Jul to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile.
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 moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment.

The seed is used as a flavouring[177, 183]. An agreeable liquor is made from it[2].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils[1]. Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun[200]. The long tap root is susceptible to rot in wet winters[200].

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame[1]. Germination usually takes place within 3 - 6 weeks at 13°c[134]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the 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. The seed can also be sown in situ as soon as the soil is workable in the spring[134]. Division in spring, with care[200].

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

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.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Botanical References

50200

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