The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
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.