Reported to be chill sensitive yet can be stored at 34-38F. As with gerbera, it might be just the few degrees above 32F that can cause chill damage.
Named for Tages, an Etruscan deity, the grandson of Jupiter, who sprang from the ploughed earth.
Used in cooking as a substitute for tarragon or fennel and adds the flavor of licorice or anise.
The Compositae or aster family is vast, with over 20,000 species, and is also one of the most developed families. It was named Compositae because the flowers are actually a “composite” of many individual flowers into one head. Hence, when children pull one “petal” off at a time, saying “she/he loves me, loves me not”, they are actually removing a complete flower, not just a petal.
The specific epithet name “lucida” means bright, shinny, clear.
According to Creasy (1999), fresh petals are edible. Can be used in deviled eggs and butter and sprinkled over broccoli and other strong flavored vegetables.
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