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Name: Danita
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Nov 12, 2016 4:21 PM CST
Yes, Callirhoe has cream-colored tap roots. The top of the roots shown in bonitin's link are on older plants. Younger plants' roots look more like cream carrots. I can't find a photo of Callirhoe involucrata roots at the moment, but the roots are similar to Callirhoe bushii which can be seen here,
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Name: Christine
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Nov 12, 2016 6:04 PM CST
The leaves look much like Wine Cup, Callirhoe involucrata although I've never looked at the roots.

Okay, I see that Bonitin has already indicated ID for C. involucrata. Thumbs up I agree
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Name: greene
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Nov 12, 2016 6:09 PM CST
Yep, the roots are edible.
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Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
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Nov 12, 2016 6:56 PM CST
It was actually Danita who came up with the ID Thumbs up I only searched for images of the taproot. Smiling
Name: JG
South Texas (Zone 9a)
Nov 12, 2016 7:17 PM CST
Omggggggggg I've been researching and researching forever! WOW. That's it! Callirhoe involucrata. Thank you thank you thank you. I actually posted on another garden forum and no one could figure it out lol. So they are edible!? Now I can actually research about them. Hurray! Thank You! Smiling Hilarious!
Name: JG
South Texas (Zone 9a)
Nov 12, 2016 7:19 PM CST
Thanks Danita
Name: JG
South Texas (Zone 9a)
Nov 12, 2016 7:38 PM CST
Taste like sweet potato? Hmmm
I'll be scared to taste it lol. Maybe I'll just enjoy the pretty flowers lol

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Nov 13, 2016 4:11 PM CST
Yes these are winecup..I collect the seeds and scatter them in wild areas. They also work well in a hanging basket as a spiller. Very drought tolerant!!
Name: JG
South Texas (Zone 9a)
Nov 14, 2016 6:42 AM CST
Well it's too bad they don't have more information about the root. I'm surprised it's not more popular because it looks just like a carrot/parsnip. My friend wants to go pick and cook some lol. This is my first year growing carrots so if those roots can grow pretty well then I'm hoping my carrots with do well. Crossing Fingers!

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