Soap Root is an edible bulb when slow roasted, but contains toxic saponins if eaten raw. This plant goes dormant in the summer, dsissapearing underground to store nutrients for the winter rains. Blooming in the spring, the lovely delicate flowers open each dawn and dusk and in low fog light. An important grassland species, this is a wodnerful edition to a diverse habitat garden. 

Soap Root (Chlorogalum pomeridianum) 4" potted plant


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