One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1another term for salsify
- ‘Surprisingly, the lovely Acanthus mollis, or oyster plant, can bravely withstand regular blizzards of camphor leaves and even thrives in their mulch.’
- ‘The flavor is complex, bitter and sweet, with hints of artichoke heart, celery, and oyster plant.’
- ‘I squat and rest my palm beside a tiny flowering oyster plant.’
2A blue-flowered thick-leaved creeping plant of the borage family, native to northern Europe and growing chiefly on stony beaches.
Mertensia maritima, family Boraginaceae
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