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Published In: Hortus Britannicus 2: 481. 1826. (Hort. Brit.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/2/2016)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 3/31/2017)
GROWTH: Lifespan: Annual, Perennial
Life form: Herbaceous, Shrub
Plant-human relationship: Cultivated
Human edible: Below ground structures, Flowers, Fruits, Leaves, Seeds
Details: Economic use: Root is edible. Leaves eaten fresh or dried. Young fruits and immature seeds boiled and eaten. Flowers eaten raw or cooked. (Facciola, 1998)
TOXICITY: Toxicity: Animal - lab
Toxic parts: Seeds
Details: Toxicity: Two older studies reported detrimental effects from feeding of presumably raw seeds in lab animals (Wagstaff 2008).





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