• Also known as, “Hog-potato”, in reference to the large tubers about 6 inches under ground, these tubers were once fed to hogs. Other common name is, “Mesquite Weed”, in reference to the leaves of this plant resemble small, mesquite seedling plants.
• Grows in scattered colonies, large and small.
• Flowers March to September
• Western Indian tribes gathered these tubers and roasted them for food.
• Adapted to various soils on the plains, deserts, rangelands, along open slopes, hillsides and bluffs.
• Good browse for deer and antelope. Fair grazing for livestock.