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Gundelia tournefortii is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.35 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Plains and mountains to 3000 metres[
Prefers a sandy peaty soil[
]. Requires a sunny position and a well-drained soil[
Cultivated in Jerusalem as a vegetable[
The thick flowering stem, with the young and still undeveloped flower buds, is sold in the local markets in Jerusalem[
]. It is a sought after vegetable[
Immature flowering heads - cooked. Used like globe artichokes[
Leaves - cooked[
Root - cooked[
Seed - cooked[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.