(Arthropodium cirrhatum)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Arthropodium cirrhatum
Asphodelaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Rhizome – cooked[173, 177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow late winter in a cold greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on for at least their first winter in a greenhouse. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.
Prefers a well-drained sandy peaty loam in a warm, sheltered sunny position[200]. Grows best in a rich leafy soil[260]. Plants are not very cold-hardy, tolerating temperatures down to about -3¡c[260]. They can succeed outdoors in the milder areas of Britain, but they are best grown in a cold greenhouse in this country[200]. A polymorphic species[200]. This plant was possibly formerly cultivated for its edible root by the Maoris, the root grows larger under cultivation[173].
New Zealand

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