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Spanish Oyster Thistle

Scolymus hispanicus

Description:

Scolymos hispanicus or maculatus? It is eaten all around Spain, specially during springtime

Habitat:

meadow close to the sea

Notes:

spanish name: cardillo

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4 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 9 years ago

Just added to Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

NicoleB
NicoleB 10 years ago

Sounds good :-D
Thanks for the links!

arlanda
arlanda 10 years ago

Yes NicoleB. They can be cooked in stews, scrambled eggs, soups and even salads. The latex from the plant can be used to coagulate the milk and make cheese.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scolymus_hi...
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scolymus_hi...

NicoleB
NicoleB 10 years ago

That's a little Beauty!
I haven't seen these yellow thistles in ages.
Didn't know they are edible :)

arlanda
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arlanda

Castropol, Asturias, Spain

Spotted on Aug 16, 2011
Submitted on Sep 15, 2011

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