Yam Daisy (Microseris procera)

Perennial
M. laciniata. (Hook.)Schultz-Bip. Scorzonella maxima.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Yam Daisy
Microseris procera
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Root – raw[105, 161, 177].

    A gum obtained from the juice (sap?) is chewed[105, 161, 177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in early spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter, planting them out in late spring or early summer. Division in spring might be possible.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country. The plant is very variable in the wild[60]. See the plants native habitat for ideas on its cultivation needs.
Western N. America – Washington to California.

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*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.