Monday, February 21, 2011

Hairy Bittercress ~ Cardamine hirsute

Jeanne over at The Candy Corn Chronicles/ helped properly identify this beautiful little plant. Thank-you so much Jeanne !

I really don't understand why they call it " Hairy Bittercress " , it has a wonderful taste. It's not hairy or bitter to me , I'll be adding the leaves to my salads this Spring. I would encourage you to try it , if it grows in your area. But please make sure you study and properly i.d. any plant before eating.

~ Greenest Blessings ~


Comfrey Cottages said...

that is so nice you got it identified! I will keep an eye out for it here, also xx

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Hair Bittercress taste a little peppery.

I tasted a violet leaf and it seems mild in flavor.

See your button to this blog
is now a dandelion.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Buttons said...

Hello I don't think I have seen this on our farm but I will keep an eye out for it. b