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Thickhead
Crassocephalum Crepidioides

Family ASTERACEAE



Sometimes regarded as a newcomer amongst Australian weeds, thickhead was largely unknown to the non-indigines of Australia up to the late 20th century.

The plant is thought to have its origins in Africa.

At Middle Path we use it in our salads and it has a flavoursome nutty taste. It grows here and there amongst rockeries, hills and gardens. It is a wonderful new addition to our salad greens.

I understand it has been in widespread use amongst the Australian Aborigines as a salad green - either cooked or eaten raw.

 


Thickhead - Crassocephalum Crepidioides





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