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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Aug 19, 2012 12:10 PM CST
Does anyone know what this is? I was given a mixed herb container and it included this one. It has a very strong licorice taste.
Did something stupid: took a bit of a chance to taste an unknown; I assumed it was edible since it was in the planter, but one never knows if it was bought elsewhere. Would not recommend tasting any plant without proper identification

Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Aug 20, 2012 3:10 AM CST
Maybe Stevia?
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Aug 20, 2012 7:36 AM CST
I sure looks like stevia and I do have some that I seeded, as well as bought one. The mystery herb isn't sweet. It is a very distinct strong licorice taste
Name: Carol
Canton GA (Zone 7b)
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CAKnapp
Aug 20, 2012 11:22 AM CST
Texas tarragon, maybe? It has a licorice taste & smell.

Mexican Mint Marigold (Tagetes lucida)



Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Aug 20, 2012 11:45 AM CST
Texas Terragon! I think you are right. The planter combo was suppose to contain tarragon, but I was looking for French Tarragon. Thank you Carol

What is Texas Terragon used for in cooking?
Name: Carol
Canton GA (Zone 7b)
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CAKnapp
Aug 20, 2012 12:03 PM CST
You can use it dried and ground into a powder in soups & sauces. It has an anise flavor. Google tarragon recipes, and I'm sure you'll find all sorts. You can also make a tea with it. It can replace french tarragon in any recipe calling for it. I use it on broiled fish along with other herbs.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Aug 20, 2012 12:28 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. will do
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Aug 20, 2012 8:38 PM CST
Never heard of it. Now I really wan to grow some, bet it would make great tea mixed with mint.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 21, 2012 4:19 AM CST
I've never used Texas Tarragon, but often use the French. Love it on chicken, fish, and turkey. Always use it on chicken when I make it in the oven. Just put the chicken peaces into a pan, dot with butter, Add about a 1/4 inch of white wine, sprinkle with garlic powder, tarragon, and S&P, and bake for an hour. Baste it often.
I wonder where I can get some seed for the Texas tarragon?
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Name: Carol
Canton GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Sedums I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Sempervivums Cat Lover Hummingbirder
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CAKnapp
Aug 21, 2012 6:12 AM CST
Mine hasn't even started to bloom yet. It will probably be mid to late September before it does. I've never tried to gather seed - I'll see what I can do about that this time. I received the plant a couple of years ago at a swap we had on a cubits forum.

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