Herb latin name: Beta lomatogona

Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Edible parts of Beta lomatogona:

Root- cooked. The root is quite woody but it contains up to 30% sugar.

Description of the plant:


50 cm
(1 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Sunny slopes.

Propagation of Beta lomatogona:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks at 15C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. If you have sufficient seed, it can be sown outdoors in situ in mid to late spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Sunny slopes.

Medicinal use of Beta lomatogona:

None known

Known hazards of Beta lomatogona:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.