Galactites tomentosa.

Botanical name: 

Galactites tomentosa Moench. Compositae.

A plant of the Mediterranean countries, described by Diodorus as an edible thistle and by Dioscorides as eaten, while young, cooked with oil and salt. The tender flower-stem is eaten in the region of the Dardanelles.

Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.