Root - cooked. Sweeter than a parsnip
There are no material uses listed for Cymopterus purpurescens.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Cymopterus purpurescens.
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible in a greenhouse. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring or autumn might be possible.
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We have almost no information on the needs of this species and do not know if it is hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could outdoors at least in the milder parts of the country. We suggest growing it in a sunny position in a well-drained light or medium soil[K].
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Cymopterus purpurescens. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Cymopterus purpurescens.
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Material uses & Functions
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? 1.01.1 Coon. N. The Dictionary of Useful Plants. Rodale Press ISBN 0-87857-090-x (1975-00-00)
? Munz. A California Flora. University of California Press (1959-00-00)