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Turnips

Turnips
FamilyBrassicaceae
LocationThe Shire
AppearanceLow growing plant with large while bulbous roots

Turnips are root vegetables that seem to have formed part of the diet of the Hobbits of the Shire, well known to Samwise Gamgee.[1]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit"