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Spring Salad

The name sounds a little imposing, but fear not. Prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) forms the backbone of a fine salad if collected when young. Older specimens can be bitter, particularly when they are flowering, so don’t eat them. Prickly lettuce … Continue reading

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Wild but Mild – Common Chickweed

Now that cool weather is upon us common chickweed (Stellaria media) is everywhere. It’s that light green carpet-like weed with the tiny white flowers taking over flowerbeds and gardens right now. In fact, recent mild weather probably has facilitated exponential … Continue reading

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A Spicy Lawn Weed

To the many people who have cursed the ubiquitous wild garlic, (Allium vineale), I offer somewhat of a truce.  This is one useful spice that can add flavor to many foods.  They are not poisonous, grow everywhere and don’t cost … Continue reading

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Hairy Bittercress – A Treat

Hairy Bittercress – A Delightful Misnomer As far as I’m concerned, hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) is neither hairy nor bitter.  While the leaves have a slight pubescence (you need a hand lens to see it) it is certainly not objectionable … Continue reading

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