Weed Walk with Susun - Thistle

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:38 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

Weed Walk with Susun

Thistle (Cirsium discolor)

This is the common field thistle, but a species identification is not really needed when it comes to thistles, which are easy to recognize by their spiny leaves and fancy flowers. All thistles are used in much the same way. Milk thistle seed is the one we all turn to for liver help, but the entire tribe of thistles is always ready to provide food and medicine. A pair of scissors is helpful in cutting the spines off the leaves before eating them. The roots are often sweet and tasty baked.

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