from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of cruciferous plants, of the tribe Alyssineæ.
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- n. small genus of chiefly Mediterranean herbs: bladderpods
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Although I'd only grown annual arugula, it turns out “arugula,” actually refers to three separate plants: E. vesicaria ssp. sativa, Diplotaxis tenuifolia, and Diplotaxis muralis.
This is the celebrated bladder carex, or cyperus grass (the _carex-vesicaria_ of Linnæus).
Arugula (Eruca vesicaria sativa) is a leafy green herb of the mustard family.
Roquette, Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa a good host for long-term maintenance of aphid vectors of potato viruses
I was initially confused, as I’d thought arugula was an annual (Eruca vesicaria subspecies sativa).
Blaaskndd. a) Alyssum vesicaria; b) Physalis alkekengi.