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Common Name: Bulbous Springparsley
Cymopterus bulbosus is a Perennial
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
South-western N. America - Wyoming to Texas and New Mexico.
Dry hills and plains at elevations of 1200 - 2100 metres.
We have almost no information on the needs of this species and do not know if it is hardy in Britain. We suggest growing it in a sunny position in a well-drained light or medium soil[
The root can be eaten raw, cooked or dried for later use[
The dried leaves are used as a flavouring[
]. A celery flavouring[
Leaves - cooked[
The plant has been eaten as a stomach medicine[
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.