Thursday, May 2, 2013

Botany picture #60: Porophyllum ruderale

Porophyllum ruderale (Asteraceae), Bolivia, 2007. Since I saw this species for the first time during field work in 2000 I only ever thought of it as an unusually ugly roadside weed. But it turns out that this unassuming daisy is actually a culinary herb! It is also known as quillquiña.

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