Vetiveria zizaniodes (L.) Nash.

Fam. Poaceae

With scented roots

The so-called engineer plant from India, also used in perfumery for the intense smell that its roots give off. Psammophilous plant introduced on the beach of San Montano.
Plant difficult to find on the market, recovered in a few specimens, then multiplied, at Ipomea 2003, first edition.

"Each house must have a large garden at the rear, and have a front and rear exit. Very important for the inhabitants are their gardens, in which they have vineyards and all kinds of fruit, spices and flowers grow. They are kept in such an elegant way, as I have never seen anywhere, and this not only because people enjoy gardening, but because there is a competition of zeal between street and street, to whom the best to keep their garden. "- Tommaso Moro, Utopia (1516)

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