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Heracleum tuberosum is a Perennial
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, many members of this genus contain furanocoumarins. These have carcinogenic, mutagenic and phototoxic properties[
]. Skin contact with the sap of some members of this genus is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people[
S. America - Chile.
Sandy places near hedges[
We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in any ordinary garden soil, doing best in moist soils or deep woodland[
Root. The yellow root has a pleasant taste[
], it can be 15cm long and 8cm wide[
]. The roots are produced abundantly[
Seed - sow mid to late spring or early autumn in situ.
Division in the autumn.