Herb latin name: Megacarpaea megalocarpa
Synonyms: Biscutella megalocarpa
Edible parts of Megacarpaea megalocarpa:Root - cooked. Starchy, thick and nutritious. The root is up to 3cm thick.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Saline semi-deserts. Deserts, dry clayey and solonetzic steppes, occasionally on rocks and stony slopes.
Propagation of Megacarpaea megalocarpa: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:Saline semi-deserts. Deserts, dry clayey and solonetzic steppes, occasionally on rocks and stony slopes.
Medicinal use of Megacarpaea megalocarpa:None known
Known hazards of Megacarpaea megalocarpa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.