Herb: Tarweed Fiddleneck
Latin name: Amsinckia lycopsoides
Synonyms: Amsinckia parviflora
Family: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
Edible parts of Tarweed Fiddleneck:Fresh juicy shoots. No more details are given. Seed - raw. The parched seed is ground into a powder then made into cakes and eaten without being cooked. If this species is like most other members of the family Boraginaceae, the seed is likely to ripen over a period of time and individual seeds fall from the plant when they are ripe. This will make harvesting any quantity of seed very fiddly and time consuming.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry open slopes and flats, often in disturbed soil
Propagation of Tarweed Fiddleneck:Seed - sow late spring in situ.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry open slopes and flats, often in disturbed soil
Medicinal use of Tarweed Fiddleneck:None known
Known hazards of Amsinckia lycopsoides:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.