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The organic name of the Prairie Turnip is Psoralea Esculenta and it is part of the bean family.

The Prairie Turnip has many common names:  Tipsin, Indian Breadroot, Breadroot Scurfpea, Pomme de Terre, Prairie Potato, Tipsinna.

The Prairie Turnip can grow up to 12 inches tall with one or more stems.

The turnip's flowers are a bluish-lavendar color and they bloom in clusters at the tip of each stem usually by June.

Even though the part of the flower that is above ground is amazingly beautiful, it is the root of the flower that gets the most attention.  For more information on the root, please check out the "Uses" section.