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Water Parsnip (Sium Sisarum)

A plant native to eastern Asia, where it's been eaten since ancient times - the plant is also known as 'Skirret'. The plant has roots like salsify and, once introduced, was popular in Britain until ousted by the popularity of the potato. If found, peel, and treat as salsify.

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