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Crepis vesicaria is a Biennial up to 0.80 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
W. and S. Europe. Introduced and naturalized in Britain.
Waysides, walls, railway banks and waste places, especially in calcareous soils, to 150 metres[
See the plants native habitat for ideas on its needs[
C. vesicaria is a large aggregate species that it sometimes divided into various sub-species[
Plants are usually biennial, but they can be perennial or even annual[
Leaves - raw. Used in salads, they have a bitter taste[
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.