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Microseris forsteri, Microseris sp.

Microseris forsteri Hook. f. Compositae.

Australia and New Zealand. This is the native scorzonera of tropical Australia and New Zealand. The root is used as a food by the aborigines. The roots are roasted by the natives and eaten. They have an agreeable taste.

Microseris sp.?

This plant furnishes a small, succulent, and almost transparent root, full of a bitterish, milky juice. The root is eaten raw by the Nez Perce Indians.


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



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