Scolimos-Scolymus hispanicus L.

Scolimos-Scolymus hispanicus L.

Alternative names: skoliabri, skoliantros, skolimos, aspragkatho
Family: Asteraceae

Biennial or perennial plant that can reach one meter in height . It has deep roots and thick thick central stem . The leaves are serrated and spiny . It flowers in summer and can be found everywhere throughout Greece in uncultivated soils at low altitude .

The new tender leaves before they are spiny and tender shoots are harvested from winter to spring . The fall gathered root and fleshy ridges of the leaf .

The new leaves and shoots are eaten boiled alone or with other greens .
The roots and stems made soups or cooked meat. They can also be boiled and pickled with vinegar and oil

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