Tatsoi is a crunchy delicacy

Tatsoi Flowers: Crunchy Delicacies

Brassica rapa, commonly referred to as tatsoi, spoon mustard, tah tsai, and spinach mustard, is a biennial, low-growing plant. It is native to Asia and considered an ancient vegetable but has been introduced to many parts of the world including North America. Continue reading [...]
Alfalfa, The Superfood Used as Fodder

Alfalfa, The Superfood Used as Fodder

Alfalfa, or lucerne, and botanically known as medicago sativa, is a perennial flowering plant belonging to the fabaceae family. It originated from Central and South Asia but it escaped cultivation and is now grown in most regions of the world as a high-value fodder crop. Continue reading [...]
Wild hyacinth with pink blossoms. It is also known as blue dick

Blue Dicks: The Edible Flowers With a Giggly Name

Dichelostemma capitatum, commonly known as blue dicks, or wild hyacinth, is a perennial wildflower with a funny-sounding name. Continue reading [...]
Miner's lettuce

Miner’s Lettuce: Miner’s Staple and America’s Gift to Salad

Claytonia perfoliata, commonly known as miner’s lettuce or Indian lettuce, is a small, herbaceous, mildly succulent annual plant in the montiaceae family. Continue reading [...]
Sulfur cosmos orange and yellow flowers

Sulfur Cosmos: The Bright, Modest Multi Purpose Flower

Sulfur cosmos, orange sulfur, yellow cosmos, or bright lights, and botanically known as cosmos sulphureus, is an annual flowering plant in the aster or sunflower family. It is native to the Americas and Mexico but has now naturalized in Australia, Europe, Africa, and Asia. In most of these places, it was introduced as an ornamental plant but in some instances, its seeds were accidentally transported aboard merchant ships. Continue reading [...]
Cattail is considered a swamp's gold mine due to its many food uses

Common Cattail: Swamp’s Grocery Store

Typha latifolia, also known as common cattail, corn dog grass, bulrush, broadleaf cattail, or just cattail, is a perennial plant in the cattail family. It is native to North and South America, Australia, Europe, and Africa. The grass-like plant commonly occurs in marshland, ponds, swamps, wet thickets, and bogs. It thrives in moist soil on the edge of riparian areas in places with plenty of sunshine. Continue reading [...]