Pignut ‘Conopodium majus’

Delicate leaves with white umbellifer flower. Dainty plant of meadows on light dry soils. Please note this species is dormant in the winter, therefore no leaves would be showing. Pignut is a small perennial herb, whose underground part resembles a chestnut and is sometimes eaten as a wild or cultivated root vegetable. The plant has many English names including kippernut, cipernut, arnut, jarnut, hawknut, earth chestnut, groundnut, and earthnut. From its popularity with pigs come the names pignut, hognut and more indirectly Saint Anthony’s nut.

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Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Light, dry soils. Dormant in Winter.


Attractive to a wide range of insects, including hoverflies, beetles and moths. One in particular that is a fan, would be the 'Chimney Sweeper' moth.



Flowering season

May – July

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