Scorzonera (Scorzonera hispanica) is a perennial vegetable originating in the Mediterranean. The roots, which store well, are best when harvested in cooler weather. With a delicate flavor and texture, scorzonera is delicious prepared on its own or included in soups and stews. Also known as oyster plant, vegetable oyster, or black salsify (although it is botanically unrelated to salsify). Johnny's is pleased to offer this unusual root crop.