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Common Name: Gladich
Laser trilobum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
C. and E. Europe.
Light forest margins, especially on calcareous soils[
We have very little information on this plant and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most areas of the country.
It is likely to prefer a well-drained calcareous soil.
] and the seed[
] are said to be edible though no further details are known.
The water in which the leaves have been cooked is drunk as a wine and is very refreshing[
The seed is used as a condiment[
An essential oil is obtained from the seed and umbels[
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division could be tried in the spring.