Friday, 10 July 2015

Pignut



Pignut is in the cow parsley family but is much smaller.  It grows happily in grassland and in woodland so we have plenty at Filnore Woods.  The basal leaves are finely divided and the stem leaves are really wiry. 


Pignut gets its name from the little tubers on the root, which are edible for humans as well as pigs and taste a bit like hazel nuts.


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