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Scientific Name:helianthus tuberosus
Common Name(s): Jerusalem Artichoke
Parts Used: root
Ted 29 Jan, 2010
This plant looks like a sunflower,exept it has broad leaves,and a yellow central disk on flowers.
Sunflower has heartish shaped leaves and brownish central disk.
Collect the tuber any time fall though spring.
Current Rating: 0.5000
erunkiswldrnssurvival 19 Oct, 2008
these roots grow close to the surface
Current Rating: 0.0000
Cannonman17 9 Mar, 2011
These things are probably one of the very best wild edible plants out there. They are difficult to find due to over harvesting in many areas however. They have become available via many seed catalogues and online vendors in recent years though. I have planted some on my land and without any care at all they are growing and spreading fast. I can't wait to eat more this year!