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Cirsium brevicaule is a perennial 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.
E. Asia - southern Japan, Taiwan.
In maritime rocky and grassy slopes from sea level to 100 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[
Leaves - cooked[
]. The spines must be removed beforehand[
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.