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kafkalithras

καυκαλήθρας

hartwort

Mediterranean hartwort (Tordylium apulum L.). A popular wild aromatic green, related to the carrot, but also grown in herb gardens, and cooked with pork and rosemary, or in a salad with squid, or as a pie filling, or with snails on Crete. Its name in English derives from Aristotle's observation that deer often sought it out after giving birth.

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Sotiria Simota, Creative Commons License