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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Root - raw or cooked[1]. The taste is rather like a hot spicy parsnip[1]. The root can be roasted and used as a vegetable, or can be dried and ground into a powder then used as a flavouring in soups etc[2][3].

Leaves and young shoots - eaten as a vegetable or used as a celery-like flavouring in soups etc[4][5][6]. The leaves, stems and flowers are infused and used as a beverage[3][5][6]. Seed - raw or cooked[6]. The immature seed is chewed as a refreshing snack and can be used as a flavouring in soups etc[6].

The vitamin C content of young plants is remarkably high, one cup providing more than the recommended daily allowance[5]. (the part of the plant is not referred to, it is probably the leaves)

Leaves

Unknown part

Tea

Material uses

The seed is spicy and aromatic, it is used as a house fumigant and deodorant. It also repels mosquitoes[7].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The seeds are analgesic, diaphoretic, febrifuge, laxative and pectoral[6]. They have been chewed in the treatment of fevers, colds and sore throats[6]. An infusion has been used by pregnant women to ensure an easy delivery[6]. A poultice of the crushed seeds has been applied to the head to relieve the pain of headaches[6]. The poultice has also been applied to sore places, pains and itches[6].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[8]. Stored seed can be rather slow to germinate, when sown in the spring it usually takes at least 12 months to germinate. Giving it a period of cold stratification might reduce this time. The seedlings need to be pricked out into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle, and should be planted out into their permanent positions in the summer.

Fresh seed can be sown immediately in situ[8].

Division may be possible in spring or autumn.

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Cultivation

Requires a sunny position in a fertile well-drained soil[8].

Plants are frost hardy[8].

This is a taxonomically very difficult genus, many of the species now included in it have at times been included in other genera[9].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Lomatium nudicaule. 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 Lomatium nudicaule.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Lomatium nudicaule
Genus
Lomatium
Family
Umbelliferae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Coffey. T. The History and Folklore of North American Wild Flowers. Facts on File. ISBN 0-8160-2624-6 (1993-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.2 Yanovsky. E. Food Plants of the N. American Indians. Publication no. 237. U.S. Depf of Agriculture. ()
    4. ? 4.04.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.3 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    6. ? 6.006.016.026.036.046.056.066.076.086.096.10 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.1 Turner. N. J. Plants in British Columbian Indian Technology. British Columbia Provincial Museum ISBN 0-7718-8117-7 (1979-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.18.28.3 Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
    9. ? 9.09.1 Hitchcock. C. L. Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington Press (1955-00-00)