A readily self-seeding biennial found along edges of fields, meadows, riverbanks, and dry places with frequent disturbance.
All parts of the plant are edible, raw or cooked. Harvest roots from first year plants in fall through early spring. Young leaves on rosettes in winter are available and palatable when all else is dead. Eat the stalk in late spring/early summer, but peel off the outer layer. Stick to small leaves on newest growth in summer months. Flower buds in summer. Seeds have the highest amount of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) than anything else. Pfaf.org
☀ Grows in full sun and med-med dry conditions in any soil. Prefers sandy, loose soil
✿ Flower time: Aug-Sept
❆ Winter interest
Source: PA ecotype
Sizes: Single 1.5 pt.
Picking up your order:
Fernwey Native Nursery is an urban homestead located in Elizabethtown, PA. Pickups can be made here at the nursery or at one of the market + events dates and locations listed. Please specify on the checkout page when and where you plan to pick up. Orders placed will not be available for same day pick up. If picking up from the nursery, you will receive an email to schedule your pick up.