Cirsium lipskyi Petr.
Cnicus griffithii Hook.f.
Cirsium interpositum is a herbaceous perennial plant with stout, erect stems growing from a cluster of basal leaves; it can grow 200 - 250cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
E. Asia - Himalayas of northeast India, southern China (Xizang, Yunnan)
Forests, open forests, grasslands on mountain slopes; at elevations from 2,000 - 2,500 metres[
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|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Lepidoptera, Beetles, Self
Cirsium species are generally easily grown plants, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[
Young shoots - cooked[
]. No further details are given.
The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression[
]. No details of potential yields etc are given[
Seed - sow early spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 8 weeks at 20°c[
Division in spring or autumn.