Re: Edible Ibicella

From: Peter Cole (
Date: Thu Feb 11 1999 - 08:39:53 PST

Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 0:39:53 +0800
From: Peter Cole <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg417$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Edible Ibicella

on Sun, 07 Feb 1999 23:34:27 PST
"Chris Hind" <> wrote:
> I've been told you can cook like a vegetable or pickle and eat premature
> Ibicella lutea Devil's Claws? Does anyone else know of any other edible
> carnivorous (or subcarnivorous) plants? Any edible sundews?

I'd not heard that of Ibicella, but certainly Proboscidea parviflora was
formerly cultivated by the Hopi Indians as a foodstuff. I believe there
is a varietal name attached to the stock originating from cultivation, but
I can't remember exactly what it was - var. hokama-something or other I
half remember.
Perhaps you could dry roast D.stolonifera tubers and serve them as nibbles :-)

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