Cirsium mamiyanum Koidz.
Cirsium modestum Miyabe & Kudô
Cnicus pectinellus Maxim.
Cirsium pectinellum is a prickly, perennial plant growing from a slender rootstock with scarcely developed rhizomes; it produces a basal cluster of leaves and an erect flowering stem that can grow around 70 - 150cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
E. Asia - Sakhalin Island, the Kurils and northern Japan (Hokkaido).
In wet sunny grasslands and along streams of the basal zones or sometimes in xeric serpentine slopes; at elevations from near sea level to around 300 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[
Root - cooked[
]. The root is slender with scarcely developed rhizomes[
]. It is likely to be rich in inulin, a starch that cannot be digested by humans. This starch thus passes straight through the digestive system and, in some people, ferments to produce flatulence[
Young plant - cooked[
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.