intybacea (Jacq.) Beauv.
It is a noxious herb weed widely
growing in farm- and in bushland. It has got a milky sap. Flowers are yellow
preparation methods and palatability
The leaves are boiled and used like
a cabbage during food shortage periods. The leaves need to be boiled properly
in order to reduce or avoid its natural bitterness. As a weed this plant
is usually growing on farm fields and germinates earlier than the planted
crop. In normal times the species is uprooted as a weed. But when food
shortage occurs, the plant is kept and harvested at an early stage.
Found in the
mid- and lowlands and in farmers' fields.
of Konso town, Konso
Young 'Hankolayita' plant in a freshly
ploughed farm field near Konso town, Konso