Herb: Ground Cone
Latin name: Orobanche tuberosa
Synonyms: Boschniakia hookeri
Family: Orobanchaceae (Broom-rape Family)
Medicinal use of Ground Cone:The roots have been used in the treatment of coughs.
Description of the plant:
(4 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Parasitic on Gaultheria shallon, on or near the coast.
Edible parts of Ground Cone:Root. The potato-like stem bases were occasionally peeled and eaten raw as a snack by some North American Indian tribes.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in a pot containing a host plant. The seed is probably best sown as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. It might also be possible to sow the seed in situ around a host plant.
Cultivation of Ground Cone:Parasitic on Gaultheria shallon, on or near the coast.
Known hazards of Orobanche tuberosa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.