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Wild Edible Plant

Centaurea Iberica


Family: Asteraceae
English Common Name: Spanish thistle
Arabic Name: مرار

Flowering Dates

Jan Feb Mar Aprl May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec


  • Waste grounds and road sides of mountainous Mediterranean regions

Indigenous Knowledge

  • Helps in digestion
  • Healthy for body
  • Beneficial for fortifying blood 

Cooking Tips

Edible Parts: Freshly eaten young shoots or in cooking
Spanish Thistle in Oil
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