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Useful Temperate Plants

Cymopterus purpurescens

(Gray.)Jones.

Apiaceae


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+ Synonyms

Common Name: Widewing Springparsley

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General Information

Cymopterus purpurescens is a Perennial
It has edible uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

71
Title
A California Flora.
Publication
 
Author
Munz P.A. & Keck D.D.
Publisher
University of California Press; Los Angeles
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent flora but no pictures. Not for the casual reader.

Range

South-western N. America - California to Idaho, Utah and Arizona.

Habitat

Rocky limestone hills, 1300 - 2100 metres in California[
71
Title
A California Flora.
Publication
 
Author
Munz P.A. & Keck D.D.
Publisher
University of California Press; Los Angeles
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent flora but no pictures. Not for the casual reader.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

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
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Edible Uses

Root - cooked. Sweeter than a parsnip[
106
Title
The Dictionary of Useful Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Coon. N.
Publisher
Rodale Press
Year
1975
ISBN
0-87857-090-x
Description
Interesting reading but short on detail.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

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.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-07-23. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Cymopterus+purpurescens>

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