Underground Vegetables

Explore the history and ethnobotany of bizarre bulbs, tremendous tubers, curious corms, rare roots, and rhizomes used for food and medicine. 

 
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OCA

Colorful & Glossy Tubers from the Andean Highlands

 
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Konjac

A Corpse-Flower with EDIBLE CORMS

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Manroot: 100 lb Sweet Potato

A giant NATIVE Sweet-Potato that is DROUGHT-TOLERANT, COLD HARDY, and ORNAMENTAL


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Breadroot

A potato-like TUBER-bearing, NATIVE, DROUGHT-TOLERANT food plant.


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Bulbous Spring Parsley: Tasty

A NATiVE, early-Spring, DROUGHT-TOLERANT root vegetable.


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Sarsaparilla

A MEDICINAL root for TONICS


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Chicory

A MEDICINAL root for bitter FLAVORING


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Cinnamon Vine

COLD HARDY, ORNAMENTAL yam that grows potato-like BULBILS