This rare find is a low-growing historic novelty heirloom plant with tiny yellow flowers, that makes a beautiful ground cover.
The pods produced are narrow and twisted like a caterpillar rolled upon itself, and these densely-haired pods may be added to salads for interest of the unsuspecting on the food table, but are rarely eaten as they are so hairy; however young seedpods are edible raw or cooked. Contains Phytoalexins which may have medicinal benefits.
It makes an interesting ground cover, delights children, and is sure to be a conversation piece.
It is perfect in containers as well. From Southern Europe, featured in a French Seed catalog the 1800s. Kids love them!