Scorzonera hispanica (Common names)

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See also : Tragopogon porrifolius (Common names)


Names in common use


  • English: black salsify, black oysterplant
  • German: Schwarzwurzel
  • Dutch: schorseneer
  • Swedish: svartrot
  • Danish:
  • Norwegian:
  • Icelandic:


  • French: scorsonère, salsifis
  • Italian: scorzonera
  • Spanish: escorzonera, salsifí negro
  • Catalan: escurçonera
  • Portuguese: escorcioneira, salsifi preto
  • Romanian: scorzoneră


  • Russian: козелец, скорцонера, чёрный корень, сладкий корень - kozelec, skorconera, čornij korenj, sladkij korenj
  • Polish: wężymord czarny korzeń, czarne korzonki, skorzonera
  • Czech: černý kořen, hadí mord
  • Slovak: hadí mor
  • Bulgarian:
  • Croatian: kozja brada, zmijak
  • Serb: голям кокеш - goljam kokeš
  • Slovenian:
  • Macedonian:


  • Latvian:
  • Lithuanian: gelteklė
  • Albanian: stumbill
  • Greek:
  • Turkish: sakız otu
  • Maltese:
  • Hungarian: feketegyökér
  • Finnish: mustajuuri
  • Estonian: mustjuur

Sources and commentaries

  • Salsify is now grown only in amateur gardens. What is currently traded and called salsifis in France is Scorzonera hispanica.