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hp58
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5 g
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COTTON THISTLE

hp58 (Onopordum acanthium)

Biennial Mediterranean composite plant which can reach heights of up to 3 m. The flower base and stems are edible. Roots and leaves are used as a tea in naturopathy. Good insect pasture, seeds rich in oil which serve as food for birds. Pre-sow or sow directly.

Use: whole plant
Lifespan: biennial
Comment: good for pollinators
Positive for pollinators: yes

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Explanations

Bee-friendly: This plant has a good nectar or pollen supply, which is especially good for honey and wild bees, as well as other pollinating insects. There are 500 different kinds of wild bees alone. Some crops are best approached by specialists, others by generalists.