Cirsium chanroenicum Nakai
Saussurea setidens Dunn
Common Name: Goryeo-eonggeonqui
Cirsium setidens is an erect, herbaceous perennial plant producing a rosette of basal leaves and flowering stems around 100 - 150cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. It is cultivated in its native area as an edible herb[
Cirsium setidens is endemic to the Korean peninsula. Currently there is no evidence of decline, and although there are threats in place in various parts of its range, it is unclear whether these would have a sufficient impact to justify to categorise this species as threatened at present. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2017)[
E. Asia - Korea
Shady mainly deciduous woods and open areas in submontane and mountainous regions; at elevations from 450 - 1,530 metres[
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Cirsium species are generally easily grown plants, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[
The plant is cultivated as an edible herb[
]. No more details.
Used as 'namul' in Korea - this is a cooked side dish prepared by steaming or blanching the vegetables, placing them in small serving bowls with sesame oil seasoning and serving them at room temperature[
The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression[
]. No details of potential yields etc are given[