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Carduus cernuus is a Biennial up to 0.90 metres tall.
It has edible and miscellaneous uses.
E. Asia - Siberia.
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 most parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in a sunny position in ordinary garden soil[
Pith of stem - boiled[
The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression[
]. No details of potential yields etc are given[
Seed - sow spring in situ.