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Updated: 04/15/2013 08:00:42AM

Tapioca in the garden

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Cassava is a tropical, cane-like shrub that you see occasionally hiding in plain sight in local landscapes.

In the late 1800s, cassava was actually grown in Florida in sufficient quantities to process the crop for starch. Cassava is still an important food crop grown worldwide for its thick, tuberous, starchy roots, which make products like tapioca.

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