Mashka's Sweet Wort

Jerry Heverly heverlyj at
Sat Feb 22 00:13:41 EST 1997

A friend asked if I knew anything about Mashka's Sweet Wort, a plant 
described by Tolstoy in War and Peace(apparently French soldiers ate this 
plant and became ill).  I searched the UC Berkeley Library without 
success.  Does anyone know the plant?


Jerry Heverly, Oakland, CA

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