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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Scorzonera (old French scorzon, serpent; S. hispanica was used against snake-bites). Compositae. The vegetable known as scorzonera or black salsify is a plant with a long fleshy tap-root like that of salsify, but differing in having a black skin. The flesh, however, is white. It is cultivated and cooked like salsify, but being somewhat more difficult to raise it is rarer than that vegetable, although considered by many to be superior to it in flavor. The leaves may be used for salads. Scorzonera is a perennial plant, but it is treated in cultivation as an annual or biennial crop.

Perennial herbs, or rarely annual, floccose, lanate or hirsute: lvs. sometimes entire and grass-like, or wider, sometimes more or less pinnately lobed or dissected: heads long-peduncled, yellow, the fls. all radiate: achenes glabrous or villous.—Over 100 species, all natives of the Old World. Cult. same as salsify.

Botanically, also, Scorzonera is closely allied to salsify. The two vegetables are easily distinguished in root, leaf, flower, and seed. The leaves of Scorzonera are broader, the flowers are yellow (those of salsify being violet), and the seeds are white. Also, the involucral bracts of Scorzonera are in many series; of salsify, in one series. CH

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