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Cardo dei lanaioli, Dispacus sylvestris

Family of dipsacaceae

This plant is very common in uncultivated and stony soils and once it was used to card fabric.

It gives an aesthetic advantage if used in dried flowers compositions, and its root is employed for the preparation of aperitifs giving them a bitter flavour.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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