This beautiful plant grows along mountain roads and on uncultivated grounds
of the hills. The first year it produces a big head of grey-silver leaves,
which are covered by a soft down. The second year it rises a trunk which
can be more than one metre high and on which blossom yellow flowers.
Use These flowers, if picked up and dried, are used for infusions
to cure cough and catarrh, and for external use to cure infections
Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini Translated by Gianna Toni