Weeds,If You Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em!

By: auburn, 8:37 PM GMT on June 24, 2013

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Please feel free to post any wild growing edible plants here,never know what might be growing in your own yard!(Note: Consult with an expert or published plant-identification guide before consuming any plant. Photos in this blog are not intended to be used for identification.


Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) are the scourge of many a lawn perfectionist, and everyone who ever had a front yard will recognize the barbed leaves and cherubic yellow flowers. But don’t wipe them out with herbicides, just eat them! Dandelion leaves are a perfect, gourmet salad green when tossed with a light vinaigrette, and are packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and beta carotene. The blooming flowers can be made into an intoxicating homemade wine, as well.

Red clover (Trifolium pretense) blossoms can be eaten fresh or steeped in hot water for tea. And you can toss both the green leaves and blossoms into a salad.

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About auburn

Hi,I am from Beauregard Al(outskirts of Auburn)I dont know much about weather but I enjoy it just the same. I have made lots of great friends on WU! UR3

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