Herb: Widewing Springparsley
Latin name: Cymopterus purpurescens
Edible parts of Widewing Springparsley:Root - cooked. Sweeter than a parsnip.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Rocky limestone hills, 1300 - 2100 metres in California.
Propagation of Widewing Springparsley: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 the herb:Rocky limestone hills, 1300 - 2100 metres in California.
Medicinal use of Widewing Springparsley:None known
Known hazards of Cymopterus purpurescens:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.