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Mon Apr 1 16:48:56 UTC 2002

Barry Popik cites:

>Pg. 195:  The buds of Tragopogon or asparagi are also very good in
>Salades, wholesome & diuretick.
(OED has 1706 for "Tragopogon"--ed.)<
The buds of /Tragopogon/ *are* yummy, but they ain't asparagus in today's
sense. Tragopogon, literally goat's beard, is actually called "goatsbeard"
or "oyster plant."
A. Murie

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