- all parts of plant are edible.
- peeled roots, young stems and leaf stalks are best.
- roots are sweetest when slow cooked for long periods, otherwise are bitter.
- cooked roots can be dried for storage; soak overnight to reconstitute.
- seeds can be dried or roasted and pound into meal.
- grows on dry stoney slopes in foothills.
- warning: do not confuse with the poisonous Arnica (Arnica spp.), which can cause internal blistering and severe stomach upset.