Other common names: Indian Cucumber
Family: Lily Family (Liliaceae)
Distinctive features: Whorls of leaves. Yellow flowers hanging down.
- Starflower - has small white flowers, not hanging down (see the bottom
of this page)
- Whorled Pogonia - poisonous, but root is different
Height: 1-2 feet tall.
Flowers: Yellow, small, hanging down. Usually only a few per plant.
Leaves: Simple (smooth-edged), in one or more whorls.
Stem: Weak and thin.
Habitat: Indian Cucumber Root grows in open woods and forest. It
doesn't like a lot of light, but neither does it like to grow in deep shady
Comments: The tubers (roots) are edible raw. They taste somewhat
like cucumber. It's not overly common, so please only harvest it where it is
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