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Fedia cornucopiae is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.15 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Fields and waste places, pastures, rocks and sands.
Succeeds in any good garden soil[
] preferring a warm light soil[
] and a sunny position[
This species is sometimes cultivated as a salad crop[
Leaves - raw or cooked[
]. A mild flavour. The plant quickly forms rosettes of leaves in hot weather when corn salad is not available[
Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring.
If you have sufficient seed, then it can be sown in situ in the middle of spring[
]. In areas that experience few frosts an outdoor sowing in situ in early autumn will produce larger plants[