Flowers and flower buds - raw or cooked. The tubular flowers are about 5cm long and 7.5cm in diameter. The flower buds contain about 43mg vitamin C per 100g, 983 IU vitamin A and 3.1% protein.Root - raw or cooked. The taste is somewhat like radishes but not so sharp.
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According to the Flora of China, this species is no more than a synonym for H. citrina. It is, however, seen as a distinct species in other treatments and so is maintained here as a separate species[K]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus. The plant forms pseudobulbs, these stand vertically in the ground. Individual flowers are very short-lived, they open in the late afternoon and fade in the following morning. Plants take a year or two to become established after being moved. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits.The plants are very susceptible to slug and snail damage, the young growth in spring is especially at risk.
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