Herb: Native Carrot
Latin name: Geranium potentilloides
Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)
Edible parts of Native Carrot:Root - raw or cooked. Carrot shaped, it is starchy but astringent and distasteful. Probably only the younger less bitter roots are eaten.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Open forests, usually in damper places but not often in swamps.
Propagation of Native Carrot:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Open forests, usually in damper places but not often in swamps.
Medicinal use of Native Carrot:None known
Known hazards of Geranium potentilloides:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.