Indian potato or Eskimo potato – Claytonia species

Indian potato or Eskimo potato – Claytonia species

 

Description:

All Claytonia species are somewhat fleshy plants only a few centimeters tall, with showy flowers about 2.5 centimeters across.

Habitat and Distribution:

Some species are found in rich forests where they are conspicuous before the leaves develop. Western species are found throughout most of the northern United States and in Canada.

Edible Parts:

The tubers are edible but you should boil them before eating.