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Useful Temperate Plants

Crepis sancta

(L.)Babcok.

Asteraceae


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General Information

Crepis sancta is a Annual
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

50
Title
Flora Europaea
Publication
 
Author
?
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1964
ISBN
-
Description
An immense work in 6 volumes (including the index). The standard reference flora for Europe, it is very terse though and with very little extra information. Not for the casual reader.

Range

Southeastern Europe and the eastern Mediterranean.

Habitat

Found in Israel in bathas, steppes, and herbaceous plant communities of the Mediterranean territory.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

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 could succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. It is likely to need a sunny position and a well-drained soil.

Edible Uses

Leaves - raw. Mild and agreeable, they are used in salads[
217
Title
Les Salades Sauvages
Publication
 
Author
Les Ecologistes de l'Euzière
Publisher
Not given.
Year
1994
ISBN
2-906128-04-X
Description
A lovely little book about some wild salads in France. Written in French.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in situ either as soon as it is ripe in late summer or in the spring.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2020-10-21. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Crepis+sancta>

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