Belongs to: carrot family

Pignut Conopodium majus

Best time to see: mid May to early Jul

Key facts

A plant of shady grassland with open heads of small white flowers

An indicator of long-established grassland: will not grow for many years after ploughing

Grows from an edible corm 15–20cm underground that pigs will dig up to eat and children used to

© Owen Keen