Herb: Yam Daisy
Latin name: Microseris procera
Synonyms: Microseris laciniata, Scorzonella maxima
Edible parts of Yam Daisy:Root - raw. A gum obtained from the juice (sap?) is chewed.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Fairly moist meadows, occasionally on drier slopes.
Propagation of Yam Daisy:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in early spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter, planting them out in late spring or early summer. Division in spring might be possible.
Cultivation of the herb:Fairly moist meadows, occasionally on drier slopes.
Medicinal use of Yam Daisy:None known
Known hazards of Microseris procera:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.