TG1600 : Pignut (Conopodium majus)

taken 2 months ago, near to Bracon Ash, Norfolk, Great Britain

Pignut  (Conopodium majus)
Pignut (Conopodium majus)
As its name suggests this plant has a small brown, edible tuber at the base of its stem which used to be popular with foraging pigs in the past. Both tubers and leaves of this plant, which once was commonly cultivated in central Europe, are edible either raw or cooked after peeling off the brown skin. According to an old wives' tale one will catch head lice from eating too many pignuts. Another name for the plant, which can be found in woods, hedgerows and grassland, is earth chestnut. For more detailed views see > LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 May, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 14 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1685 0061 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.6054N 1:11.8640E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1687 0060
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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