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Encyclopedia > Artemisia dracunculus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
Species: dracunculus
Binomial name
Artemisia dracunculus
Ref: ITIS 35462 (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=35462)

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) is a perennial herb with a spicy flavor reminiscent of anise. French tarragon is the variety generally considered best for the kitchen. It cannot be grown from seed. Russian tarragon can be grown from seed but is much weaker in flavor.

Classification: Tarragon is a member of the daisy family, Asteraceae.


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