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Common Name: Dakiba-Hime-Azami
Cirsium amplexifolium is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
E. Asia - N. Japan.
Along temperate forest margins and in tall herbal stands at elevations of 500 - 1000 metres[
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Lepidoptera, Beetles, Self
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. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
An easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[
Root - cooked[
]. The root is likely to be 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[
The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression[
]. No details of potential yields etc are given[
Seed - sow early spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 8 weeks at 20°c.
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.