Peltiphyllum peltatum (Torr.) Engl. (Synonyms - Darmera peltata (Torr.) Voss; Saxifraga peltata (Torr. ex Benth.)).
Ornamental Plant: leafstalks up to 6 feet tall emerging in spring from an underground stem (rhizome) and dramatic peltate leaf blades up to 2 feet across.
Food Use: fleshy leafstalks are edible - peeled and eaten raw or put into a salad, cooked like asparagus or added to soups and stews.
Medicinal Use: various traditional uses have been recorded.
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