Saturday, March 7. 2009
Yesterday I posted some photos, but two of them turned out to be of invasive non-native weeds. In researching them I found that they are actually edible and quite healthy. So you can do nature and yourself some good if you just eat them! (But be sure you know what you are picking.)
Here is some Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) that grows in a low, damp area along the trail I ride on.
They grow in abundance in one area:
From what I've read, they are very common and often grow in masses like this. The leaves are said to be edible raw or cooked and have a mild minty flavor.
Another plant which often grows with Henbit is Chickweed (Stellaria sp., perhaps Stellaria media). And here it is:
Chickweed can be eaten raw in salads or steamed. I will try some and report back on it.
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