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Mystery plant identified - edible and medicinal
Saturday this picture and question were posted, "Can anyone tell me what these are? In 13 years on Clifty Creek farm I've never seen it...” Readers gave suggestions and as Monday morning dawns, we have the answer.
By Miss By Donna Rieder
It is Conopholis Americana, the American cancer-root, also known as bear corn. It is a parasitic plant which, when blooming, resembles a pine cone or ear of corn. Identification thanks to Sara's letter.
The plant grows mostly from the roots of oak and beech trees (that's where I found it.)
It gets the name Squawroot from its usage by Native American women to treat menstrual cramps and assist childbirth. It's edible and has many medicinal properties. Good to know!
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