Pignut at Horstead 1/5
Pignut and bluebell at Hoveton St Peter 2/5
Pignut leaf by Jay Mackinnon 3/5
Pignut by Willie Angus 4/5
Pignut at Hoveton St Peter 5/5

Pignut Conopodium majus

Pignut is a plant that is easily overlooked and sometime mistaken for other members within its family, such as cow parsley. But pignut is a much more delicate plant with its leaves more dived and is generally small than cow parsley.

Conservation status

The pignut is a common plant of old grasslands and deciduous woodland and is not of conservation concern.

Details

Did you know? The pignut gets its name from its edible tubers and the flavour has been compared to chestnuts and hazelnuts.
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