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Indian Cucumber Root

INDIAN CUCUMBER ROOT
Medeola virginiana Lily Family  Liliaceae
June - July common
Description: From 8 to 36 inches  tall, with 5 to 12 leaves is a whorl. Flowering plants the stem extends above the 5 to 12 leaves with 3 leaves above the flower.( note image top right below and bottom left image. Grows in groups in moist rich woods. Roots are edible tasting like cucumbers and was once thought to have medicinal value.

Location: Rich woods , Stream banks.
 
Indian Cucumber Root

Indian Cucumber Root

Indian Cucumber Root Flowering Top

Indian Cucumber Root flower

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