Aplotaxis australasica F.Muell.
Aplotaxis carthamoides DC.
Aplotaxis multicaulis DC.
Cirsium lyratum Bunge
Cnicus carthamoides Wall.
Cnicus multicaulis Wall. ex DC.
Hemistepta carthamodes Kuntze
Saussurea affinis Spreng. ex DC.
Saussurea bungei Benth. & Hook.f. ex Franch. & Sav.
Saussurea carthamoides Buch.-Ham. ex DC.
Saussurea lyrata Franch.
Saussurea stricta Spreng. ex DC.
Serratula carthamoides Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.
Hemisteptia lyrata is an annual plant, usually producing a single, erect stem but occasionally producing several. It can grow around 20 - 150cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine.
Hemisteptia lyrata is widespread and abundant through much of its range which is extensive, there are no
known threats, The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
E. Asia - Japan, Korea, eastern China, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia; Australia - New South Wales, Queensland
Forests, forest margins, grasslands, wastelands, farmlands, riversides, roadsides; at elevations from near sea level to 3,300 metres[
]. A common weed in river banks, mountain slopes, valleys, forest edge and fields[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
The leaves are eaten as a salad[
The plant (part not specified) is antibacterial, antifebrile, antiinflammatory, antitumor and haemostatic. It is used in traditional folk medicine in China and Korea[
Seed - sow in situ