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Sorb thistle, Sonchus asper

Family of compositae

It is linked to common lettuce and it represents an important ingredient to prepare genuine salads. It is important to choose the most tender plants otherwise there is the risk to prick oneself mouth. It is common to find it in uncultivated fields or meadows in Spring time.

In past years people thought that eating sorb-thistle would increase mother's milk and at the same time would make people cheer up.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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