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Tragopogon cupani is a Biennial up to 0.80 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
S. Europe - Sicily.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. One report says that it is no more than a sub-species of T. porrifolius[
]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in ordinary garden soils, including heavy clays[
Root - cooked[
Leaves - raw or cooked.
Seed - sow spring in situ. Make sure to water the seed in if the weather is dry.