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Edible Herb - Wild Sea Holly, Field eryngo , (Snake Root) Extremely Scarce & Rare British native evergreen perennial, Compact (2 ft) tangled structure of stiff, spiky blue-grey leaves & thorny leaves. Flowers from July to Sept, wild rarity grows near the sea scattered over sites in S. England & Channel Islands & first recorded in 1662 by John Ray in Devon, historically used in herbalism as an infusion to treat coughs, whooping cough & urinary infections, whilst young shoots & roots eaten cooked or candied. Sow seeds at any time of the year, they need several months, sometimes up to a year in cold, damp compost, (NOT DRY IN A FRIDGE) before they germinate. , Seed Count Approx - 60 avg,.......... Seeds sent outside the United Kingdom may incur Higher Shipping / Handling Charges