Scolymus hispanicus: Askrolympos, Skolympos, Aspragkatho in greek and common golden thistle or Spanish oyster thistle in English common names.
Scolymus hispanicus is biennial or perennial, upright growth and very thorny.
It has deep fleshy root.
They are generally very hardy plants, tolerate the cold and can be grown relatively easily.
It grows in all soils, but prefers well-drained rich organic.
Scolymus hispanicus blooms in summer.
its fleshy parts of the leaf (the central nerve in particular) are edible and the cortical portion of the root that is collected from at least two-year plant in the winter until early spring.