Day 8 – UH foraging challenge

Today, more beautiful photos from the challengers. We now are a group of 12, if you would like to join please do!

Photo credit - anya Godden. Cardamine pratensis.
Photo credit – Tanya Godden. Cardamine pratensis.

From Tanya in Devon, UK, delicate Lady’s smock (Cardamine pratensis). Yes, it is edible but no we don’t harvest it because it is a wild flower and what a pretty one. It is a close relative of Hairy bitter cress (Cardamine hirsuta) and it shares the same peppery flavour. I planted this next to my little garden pond last year – that’s about the only way to be able to harvest it – grow your own.

Photo credit - Hannah McDonald. Bluebell and dandelion
Photo credit – Hannah McDonald. Bluebell and dandelion

From Hannah in Amsterdam, another lovely sketch of poisonous bluebells and edible dandelion.

Photo credit - Peter Warnock. Choysia.
Photo credit – Peter Warnock. Choysia.

From Peter in Belfast, beautiful Choysia flowers. Stunning blooms which are not edible. So another plant to raise the spirits as we see them rather than thinking of ways to eat them.

Photo credit - Elodie den Otter. Japanese knotweed.
Photo credit – Elodie den Otter. Japanese knotweed.

Elodie in Badhoevendorp, has been cooking up foraged Japanese knotweed at home.

So what have you found this weekend?

 

 

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