Glebionis coronaria seed
Asteraceae: an erect annual to 75cm. Found on fields, and waste ground. The flowers are daisy-like, yellow towards their bases and white towards their tips. Blooming from July-September. The leaves are pinnately divided. Native to the Mediterranean, being most common in the east.
The young shoots and stems are eaten raw or cooked. They have a strongly aromatic flavour. The flowers can be used raw, blanched briefly and added to salads. The centre of the
The leaves have expectorant and stomachic properties.
Surface-sow in spring to early autumn in situ. The
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil, but it prefers a well-drained fertile soil in full sun. It will tolerate light shade in the summer. Plants withstand light frosts.