Root - raw or cooked. Peeled and then eaten raw or boiled. The roots are harvested in the spring and are then roasted before being eaten. The roasted root can be dried, ground into a flour and then stored for later use. The raw root should not be eaten since they contain toxic alkaloids and will cause a drunken-like state if eaten in excess, but the cooked root is safe to eat.Seedpods - cooked.
Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Lupinus nootkatensis.
Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Lupinus nootkatensis.
It should also be possible to sow the seed outdoors in situ in the middle of spring. It might be necessary to protect this sowing from mice. Division in early March. Difficult.Basal cuttings in April. Harvest the shoots when they are about 10cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.
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This species is very susceptible to slug damage, the plant has been cultivated as an ornamental, but has virtually died out in the garden though it grows well in the wild in Scotland. Closely related to L. perennis and possibly no more than a sub-species of it, the uses listed below are for L. perennis but it is assumed that they also apply to this species[K].This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby.
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