Muscari - TOW

Jane McGary
Tue, 13 May 2003 12:46:30 PDT
Angelo Porcelli wrote,

>In my area there are Muscari neglectum which flowers from Januray to 
>March, and M.comosum (or Leopoldia comosa) which flowers in April-May. 
>This last is used as vegetable in all south of Italy (simply boiled and 
>dressed with olive oil, salt and pepper or boiled and fried with eggs and 
>flour) and one time people used to dig them. Nowaday they come from 
>cultivated stocks, mainly from Morocco.

What part is eaten? The bulbs or the leaves? The boiling must remove some 
toxic or unpalatable element, because no predators eat them in the garden.

Jane McGary

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