My parents love growing these flowers at their farm. It’s a bitter tasting root, kind of chewy, mainly used as a side dish marinated in hot pepper flakes, splash of apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, onion, and anchovy sauce. When I was pregnant with Elliot, this side dish quelled my never-ending nausea.
I haven’t seen the roots personally – only these flowers. I was told that if too many flowers bloom, then there’s less root growth.
Ahhhhh, learning about plants is a fascinating enigma! If I were to start my studies all over again, I’d study botany.