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Taro

Colocasia esculenta

Description:

This plant has large arrow-shaped leaves with an almost marbled look close up. Its roots are edible. Each leaf is on a separate stem from the ground.

Habitat:

This plant likes to grow near water or in shallow water. These plants were in a jungle canyon.

Notes:

Taro is cultivated as a good source but it also grows wild, as seen here.

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2 Comments

Graham Monroe
Graham Monroe 2 years ago

Sounds like fun! Yep Taro has been cultivated in flooded fields and is traditionally a staple source of food for the Hawaiians.

flowntheloop
flowntheloop 2 years ago

Thank you so much for sharing! I am learning about wild food sources as my husband and I are soon going to be moving to 20+ acres to begin a food foresting/conservation adventure!

Graham Monroe
Spotted by
Graham Monroe

Hawaii, USA

Lat: 20.89, Long: -156.50

Spotted on Jul 7, 2017
Submitted on Jul 8, 2017

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