Selinum spinosum (L.) E.H.L.Krause
Echinophora spinosa is a much-branched, spiny, perennial plant that can grow up to 45cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. An essential oil obtained from the plant has been shown to have antibacterial and antifungal applications[
Mediterranean - Spain to Greece, Algeria
]. A parsnip flavour[
Young leaves - pickled[
The aerial parts of the plant contain an essential oil. The main components of this oil are gamma-carene (60.86 %), alpha-phellandrene (7.12%), p-cymene (6.22 %), myrcene (4.82 %) and beta-phellandrene (2.73 %). The oil has been shown to be an effective antimicrobial[
Root cuttings in the winter.