Is a turnip and a potato related?



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    No.  A turnip is a root vegetable while a potato is a stem tuber.

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    Turnips are a cruciferous vegetable (along with lots of other vegetables like kale, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel’s sprouts, and rutabaga) which makes it a rosid, a huge family of flowering plants that includes everything from papaya trees to nitrogen-fixing soybeans. Potatoes on the other hand are closely related to other vegetables like tomatoes and eggplants (as well as tobacco and deadly nightshade) and belong to the group of flowering plants known as the asterids (the sunflower family.)

    Asterids and rosids split from each other 100-150 million years ago. So while tomatoes and turnips are not CLOSELY related they did share a common ancestor back when dinosaurs walked the earth!

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