Herb: Squaw Potato
Latin name: Perideridia oregana
Synonyms: Carum origanum
Edible parts of Squaw Potato:Root - raw or cooked. A pleasant nutty taste. The root can also be dried and stored for later use.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Moist or dry meadows and on open slopes to quite high elevations.
Propagation of Squaw Potato:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Alternatively, sow it in early spring in a cold frame. 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 out in late spring of the following year. Division may be possible in spring or autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Moist or dry meadows and on open slopes to quite high elevations.
Medicinal use of Squaw Potato:None known
Known hazards of Perideridia oregana:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.