Wednesday, February 16, 2011

First Herb Walk in 2011 ......................

I went on a herb walk yesterday , found a couple of plants I haven't been able to identify. Hope someone can help me i.d. the plant above and the one below. I think the plant above is some type of cress , it forms in a rosette , found it growing in the garden and the field. The center is a purplish-red color and it's blooms are white. Could it be spring cress ??

I found this little beauty growing in the woods. I'm not sure what it is , but it's lovely. Please let me know if you can identify this plant.

Yippee , the chickweed is growing. I'll be harvesting some soon.

~ Happy Herbal Blessings ~


Flassie's Fil'a said...

I have been wondering what that
top plant is myself. Hope it is
edible or medicinal.

The other plant has interesting
leaves. Lovely!

I want to figure out how to
id chickweed. Does it have a
poisonous look a like?

Happy Herbal Walks to You!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Jeanne said...

The first plant is Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsute). Not sure about the second plant.

You really know your plants! :0)

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Your Welcome JoyceAnn
for the Valentine verse!

I like the quote and like to
hunt for both flowers and
weeds. He probably meant it
in a different way but I like
to think of it in the context
of the botanical blessings of
this life God gave us!

I made dandelion vinegar

Thanks for stopping by!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Thanks Jeanne for the id!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

JoyceAnn said...

Thanks so much , Jeanne ! I knew it was some type cress , but couldn't properly i.d. it. Thought it might be spring cress because it had white blooms.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

PS. Is it edible and can we make vinegar out of it?

JoyceAnn said...

Flassie ~ It is edible , tried a raw leaf or two Fri , tasted delish. It wasn't bitter like I expected , but it probably gets more bitter as the weather gets warmer. I'm sure you could make vinegar , but I haven't read anything about the nutrients from the plant yet. I do plan to make a wild salad next week and I'll be adding some of the leaves to the salad.

~ Green Blessings ~

Plantain said...

Your blog is GREAT!

Check Rattlesnake Plantain for your mystery plant. :)