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Common Name: Laserwort
Laserpitium latifolium is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Woods and rocky places in mountains[
An easily satisfied plant, it succeeds in ordinary garden soil[
Root - used as a flavouring[
]. It was used by the Romans with cumin in order to season preserved artichokes[
A decoction of the seeds is used in beer[
Seed - sow 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.