PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Bishop’s Goutweed

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Aegopodium podagraria / Apiaceae or Umbelliferae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  ground elder

CONDITIONS: partial shade

 

PARTS:

EDIBLE cid:image001.jpg@01D3EC3E.A305A520

TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

cid:image001.jpg@01D3EC3E.A305A520

parsley

RAW/COOK

Spring

Buds/Flowers

       

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

       

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION:   small-medium                                         

 

COMMENT: Leaves - raw or cooked. An unusual tangy flavor, like parsley. The leaves are best harvested before the plant comes into flower, they can be used in salads, soups, or cooked as a vegetable. (1)  Spreads rapidly.

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Antirheumatic;  Diuretic;  Sedative;  Vulnerary.(1)

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-22/goutweed

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  Eastern waterleaf, Sweet Cicely, Aniseroot

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

1.      https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Aegopodium+podagraria

2.      http://www.eattheweeds.com/?s=Aegopodium+podagraria+  

3.      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aegopodium_podagraria

4.      http://www.wildfooduk.com/hedgerow-food-guide/ground-elder-hedgerow