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06-22-2010, 12:40 PM
came across this on one of my walk/rides
i didn't harvest any of the plant, just took some pics

i'll probably save this wild edible for July







06-23-2010, 09:23 AM
One of my books suggests that eating a lot of this plant could cause acute photosensitization. Try a small sample first to be sure you don't have adverse reactions. Personally, I reserve this one for treating skin ailments, but if it is as peppery as the guide suggests, I may give it a try. (I hope it is peppery!)

06-23-2010, 04:30 PM
If you like pepper, try Nasturtium leaves.

06-23-2010, 06:10 PM
i eat this plant darn near everyday and can't say i have noticed a peppery taste to it. interesting note about it tho is that i have been on this homestead for 3 years now and do not recall it growing before, then last summer i dug up in front of my barn taking off the topsoil and digging out about 12 inches of clay below to replace with b gravel. anyhow the piles of broken up clay sveral of them sat for a year and now they are covered with pig weed and lambs quarters also allot more sheppards purse, makes me wonder why, but i am continueing my experiments, but it is a great addition to my menu

06-30-2010, 06:30 PM
I tried some last year and didn't notice the peppery taste either. Maybe certain soil types make it peppery.