[Sca-cooks] Period Portable Lunch Foods
t.d.decker at att.net
Sat Feb 14 08:19:10 PST 2009
>>Zucker wurtzel, indianisch (the picture you have) is sweet potato.
> But it said a sweet potato is like a "Sisarum" or "Zucker Wurtzel", and
> Skirret is Sium sisarum.
Please remember that Sisarum as used in the reference is a pre-Linnean
taxonomy. Sisarum was used for a number of different roots that look
similar but belong to different species. The scientific taxonomy of the
skirret, Sium sisarum, is from the 19th Century.
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