It’s a plant!
Cassava came to my attention for two reasons, recently.
One: Okay I forget but it stuck in my head because I used a similar word, Kassavar, in my short CYOA The Night of the Wolf and the Sellsword.
Two: It gets mentioned in the TV show Death In Paradise.
So when it came to Gist time and I realised it was an angiosperm like the humble Strawberry, it seemed a fitting theme. I’ve never eaten Cassava and never will because of the FACTS.
PS. I should attribute the nice leafy photo: By Slashme (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. Noice!