Prairie Turnip, Psoralea esculenta

If you have prairie like conditions in your garden, you might like to try this one, quite attractive in flower and nitrogen fixer (legume). Prairie turnip (Psoralea esculenta)…  I tried it once in 2009 and it survived one winter in my cold greenhouse, the closest I have to prairie conditions ;) The picture shows the root in the first autumn….








See a short video here foraging one in the wild!

3 thoughts on “Prairie Turnip, Psoralea esculenta”

  1. Thank you for the info on this amazing plant! I’ve had a really hard time finding seeds or bare roots of it for sale – do you know of any sources or do you have any available? Thanks

  2. Hi there,

    My name is Amanda Palermo and I am the Permissions Coordinator at Rubicon Publishing Inc. We are a children’s educational book publishing house located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

    We are currently working on developing new books that are part of our series called BoldPrint Inquiry. These titles highlight different topics such as Anthology, World Cultures, Influential People, etc and range from Grades 1 to 12.

    We came across an image of the Prairie Turnip (Psoralea esculenta) in which we would like to use in our Grade 2 BPI book called The Cycle of Mother Nature.

    We are contacting you in terms of rights and licensing and are wondering if you would be able to grant us permission to use your image in our publication, as well as providing high-res files to ensure the best print quality.

    I would be happy to provide you with more information on the project or answer any questions that you may have.

    Thank you so much for your assistance in this matter. Looking forward to your response.

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