Friday, December 30, 2011

Hedysarum

Hedysarum

Hedysarum occidentale ( Western Sweet Vetch )
Native to Alaska, this is among the very few plants there that may have potential as are native and have potential as a commercial food crop. The large roots are sweet tasting and can be gathered during autumn after frosts which enhance the taste.
This plant prefers cool climates, full sun on well drained soil.
Propagation is from seed.

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