viper's grass


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Related to viper's grass: black salsify, scorzonera, Spanish Salsify
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Noun1.Viper's grass - perennial south European herb having narrow entire leaves and solitary yellow flower heads and long black edible roots shaped like carrotsviper's grass - perennial south European herb having narrow entire leaves and solitary yellow flower heads and long black edible roots shaped like carrots
black salsify, scorzonera - long black salsify
genus Scorzonera - genus of narrow-leaved European herbs
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Tastefully packaged and full of flavour, the four additions include Goldilocks, Black-eyed Susan, Indian Blanket and Viper's Grass.
Scorzonera hispanica, known as scorzonera, also called black salsify, black oyster plant, and viper's grass.
In the Middle Ages, scorzonera was considered a powerful tonic and snakebite cure--hence the name viper's grass.