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White umbels, 7cm across, no lower bracts, 5 white stamens, 5 white curly petals.
An oblong, ridged fruit (mericarp), up to 4mm long.
Finely divided, alternate, feathery, needle-like leaves.
The starchy root (tuber) is edible, raw or cooked. The taste of Pignut has been described as being nutty with a peppery aftertaste. However, there are differing opinions on the taste of Pignut and it has also been described as tasting like chestnut, hazelnut, sweet potato, and Brazil nut. Each plant has a single edible brown tuber.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Arnut, Cipernut, Earth Chestnut, Earth Nut, Earth Pignut, Groundnut, Hawknut, Hognut, Jarnut, Kippernut, Saint Anthony's nut.
Farmland, grassland, hedgerows, meadows, roadsides, woodland.