Herb: Globe Springparsley

Latin name: Cymopterus globosus

Family: Umbelliferae

Edible parts of Globe Springparsley:

Root - raw or cooked. A pleasant taste. Leaves. No further details but they are probably used cooked and are likely to be aromatic.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Dry open flats, 1200 - 2100 metres in California.

Other uses of Globe Springparsley:

A decoction of the roots has been used as an insecticide.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible in a greenhouse. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or autumn might be possible.

Cultivation of Globe Springparsley:

Dry open flats, 1200 - 2100 metres in California.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Cymopterus globosus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.