Monday, June 02, 2008

Plant Walk 'Round the Block

I spent some time wandering around near the edge of the woods were our new place is in Warsaw.I managed to get some photos of a few interesting plants - firstly a patch of yellow flowers with heads like dandelions but different stalks and small leaves
White Clover, used instead of daisies by Polish children to make chains and crowns - they then pretend to be getting married or having their first communion!
Red Clover, which, like white, are described as edible by some sources yet there is usually a quantity of conflicting information.
What I think is some type of horsetail fern - no flowers, leaves or seeds and it grew in segments. I'd love to find out what this is as I don't recall ever seeing it before. I'll take a guide next time I'm about.Lastly, Shepherd's Purse, described as edible in "Food for Free" but it doesn't state which part.


Anonymous said...

Looks like there's plenty to explore there.
Nice one.
Pablo's Woodlife

Torjus Gaaren said...

I've been eating Shepherd purse since I was a child. You can eat the whole young plant. The flowers in particular are slightly sweet.