Can anyone evaluate the following from
Rhizome - raw or cooked. The rhizome can be dried and ground into
a powder to make bread, usually in conjunction with cereal flours[7,
K]. It can also be roasted or boiled.
Leaves - cooked as a potherb. They are very bitter. The
young shoots are used."
Was this a famine food or was it ever a staple amongst some people?
Since it is a "noxious weed" in America, could it be harvested
for ... food??