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Useful Temperate Plants

Secale vavilovii

Grossh.

Poaceae


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General Information

Secale vavilovii is an annual plant that can grow up to 1.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

93
Title
Flora of Turkey.
Publication
 
Author
Davis. P. H.
Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Year
1965
ISBN
-
Description
Not for the casual reader, this is an immense work in many volumes. Some details of plant uses and habitats.

Range

Europe - Armenia.

Habitat

Eroded volcanic slopes, dry gorges, irrigation ditches and as a weed of cultivated land in Turkey[
93
Title
Flora of Turkey.
Publication
 
Author
Davis. P. H.
Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Year
1965
ISBN
-
Description
Not for the casual reader, this is an immense work in many volumes. Some details of plant uses and habitats.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height1.20 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have very little information on this species but it should succeed as an annual crop in Britain. It might be possible to sow it as an over-wintering annual.
Succeeds in most soils but prefers a well-drained light soil in a sunny position[
1
Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Publication
 
Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
].

Edible Uses

Seed - cooked[
105
Title
Tanaka's Cyclopedia of Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Tanaka. T. & Nakao S.
Publisher
Keigaku Publishing; Tokyo
Year
1976
ISBN
-
Description
The most comprehensive list of edible plants I've come across. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. Not for the casual reader.
]. Used as a cereal for making bread, cakes, thickening soups and so on[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring or early autumn in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-05-29. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Secale+vavilovii>

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