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Cymopterus fendleri, Cymopterus glomeratus, Cymopterus montanus.

Cymopterus fendleri A. Gray. Umbelliferae.

Texas and New Mexico. This plant emits, when in decoction, a peculiarly strong and pleasant odor. It is sometimes used as a stuffing for mutton.

Cymopterus glomeratus DC.

Western states of North America. The root is edible.

Cymopterus montanus Torr. & Gray. Gamote.

Western North America. This plant is called by the Mexicans gamote or camote. The root is spindle-shaped, parsnip-like but much softer, sweeter and more tender than the parsnip. This root is collected largely by the Mexicans and also by the Ute and Piute Indians.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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