Buds N Bugs: Tread softly!

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 09:36 AM.

Flowers occur throughout the spring and summer followed by a small capsule that produces three large seeds. The entire plant above ground including the flower petals are covered with stinging hairs.

While the foliage is poison, the taproot can be used as a potato substitute. It is said to taste like pasta.

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