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Reseda phyteuma is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
C. and S. Europe to W. Asia and N. Africa. Naturalized in Britain[
Cultivated or disturbed ground[
|Bees, Insects, Self
Easily grown in any well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soil in a sunny position or in some shade if the summers are long and hot[
A good plant for bees and butterflies[
Leaves - cooked[
]. Used as a pot-herb.
Seed - sow in situ in the spring and only just cover the seed. In areas where winter temperatures do not fall below -10c, an autumn sowing usually succeeds[