Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Reichardia picroides (L.) Roth subsp. picroides


Genus : Reichardia

    Catalan common name : Cascunia. Cosconilla.

    Spanish common name : Cosconilla. Lechuguilla dulce.

    Province distribution : Balearic Islands.

    Distribution in the islands : Formentera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.

    Life-forms : Hemicryptophyte.

    Habitat : Herbaceous communities, fields and forests.

    Uses and properties : Edible or foodstuffs.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : A herb belonging to the Compositae family, with the typical yellow capitulum which is common to so many Mediterranean species. It lives along path-sides, fields and wasteland, usually coexisting with other yellow Compositae. It is easily recognisable looking at the shape of the bracts of the capitulum, which look small downward-facing hearts with a membranous margin. These bracts are also found on the floral leaf-stalk. The leaves can be a bit fleshy, with a slightly white, lobulate margin. It is a perennial herb, therefore it has a thick trunk which is difficult to uproot; this is an important feature to distinguish the typical subspecies, from the subsp. intermedia , which is annual. It flowers at any time of the year.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra