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Useful Temperate Plants

Crepis vesicaria

L.

Asteraceae


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General Information

Crepis vesicaria is a Biennial up to 0.80 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.

Range

W. and S. Europe. Introduced and naturalized in Britain.

Habitat

Waysides, walls, railway banks and waste places, especially in calcareous soils, to 150 metres[
17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *
HabitBiennial
Height0.80 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

See the plants native habitat for ideas on its needs[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
C. vesicaria is a large aggregate species that it sometimes divided into various sub-species[
17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
].
Plants are usually biennial, but they can be perennial or even annual[
17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
].

Edible Uses

Leaves - raw. Used in salads, they have a bitter taste[
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+vesicaria>

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