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Hypochoeris.

Hypochoeris apargioides Hook. & Arn. Compositae.

Chile. The root of this perennial herb is used for culinary purposes like that of scorzonera.

Hypochoeris brasiliensis Griseb.

Southern Brazil. This smooth, perennial herb has the aspect of a sow-thistle. It is sometimes used like endive as a salad.

Hypochoeris maculatea Linn.

Europe and northern Asia. The leaves may be used as a salad.

Hypochoeris radicata Linn. Spotted Cat's Ear.

Europe and north Africa. This weed of Britain, says Johnson, has been cultivated in gardens but has fallen into disuse. The wild plant may be boiled as a potherb.

Hypochoeris scorzonerae F. Muell.

Chile. The plant has edible roots.


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



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