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.
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.