Northern Bushcraft

Prairie Turnip

  • tuber is edible raw.
  • tuber is best when gathered when tops begin to die.
  • tuber can be dried for storage.
  • tuber can be ground into flour.
  • tuber is palatable and nutritous.
  • tuber was traditionally an important food source.
  • grows in open woodlands, praries and stream valleys.
  • warning: consuming the plant may trigger a photosentive reaction in some people, due to the presence of furanocoumarins.
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