Herb: Golden Suncup
Latin name: Oenothera brevipes
Synonyms: Camissonia brevipes
Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)
Edible parts of Golden Suncup:Seed. No more details are given, but the seed is rather small and its use would be very fiddly. Seedpod. No more details are given. Root - cooked. Too small to be a staple food, but useful in an emergency, the roots taste best in late autumn, winter and early spring. Leaves and young shoots - cooked.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Dry slopes and washes below 1500 metres.
Propagation of Golden Suncup:Seed - sow in situ from late spring to early summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry slopes and washes below 1500 metres.
Medicinal use of Golden Suncup:None known
Known hazards of Oenothera brevipes:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.