Herb latin name: Megacarpaea gigantea
Edible parts of Megacarpaea gigantea:Root - cooked. Rich in starch, it is delicious cooked. The root contains enormous quantities of nutritious substances.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Grassy but not stony mountain slopes.
Propagation of Megacarpaea gigantea:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame if this is possible. Otherwise sow it in early spring in a cold frame. Prick the seedlings out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Root cuttings may succeed.
Cultivation of the herb:Grassy but not stony mountain slopes.
Medicinal use of Megacarpaea gigantea:None known
Known hazards of Megacarpaea gigantea:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.