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Common Name: Makhobeli
Cephalaria syriaca is an annual plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
Europe - Spain to W. Asia.
Cultivated fields and waste places[
Succeeds in an ordinary garden soil[
This plant is often encouraged to grow in wheatfields in Russia so that its edible seed will be mixed with the wheat grain when this is harvested[
Considered to be a noxious weed in Iraq[
Seed - ground into a powder and used with wheat to make bread, cakes etc. It adds a nice flavour but quickly goes rancid[
The seed contains 22.6% oil, it is used as a fuel[
Seed - we have no details but suggest sowing the seed in situ in early spring or mid spring. It might also be worth experimenting with a late summer to early autumn sowing.