Anthericum (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Anthericum (Sturtevant, 1919)

Anthericum hispidum Linn.

Liliaceae. ST. BERNARD'S LILY.

South Africa. The sprouts are eaten as a substitute for asparagus. They are by no means unpalatable, says Carmichael,9 though a certain clamminess which they possess, that induces the sensation as of pulling hairs from between one's lips, renders them at first unpleasant.