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As a useful plant it received attention from the pen of Pliny. From its

home it has been introduced by man as a garden plant into nearly all

temperate climates throughout the world, and is often found as an escape

from gardens where introduced--occasionally in this role in the earliest

settled of the United States. Very few well-marked varieties have been

produced. A variegated one, now grown for ornament as well as for

culinary purposes, is probably the same as that mentioned by Mawe in