A New Edible Friend!

If you had to be put into a survival situation, knowing about wild edibles is a great way to increase your chances of survival.  The key is to know how different edible plants can be identified by location, size, color, etc.  This is plant is called Asiatic Dayflower.  By it s name, it is native from Asia and was introduced to many regions of the world including USA, Canada, and western Russia.  The plant has no close poisonous relatives and can be easily recognized by the two blue petals with the three yellow staminodes.  The plant is considered invasive in some areas of the USA and could greatly out compete some other plants in the ecosystem.  Begin to munch down on this plant since it has a somewhat string bean flavor to it much like the Common Blue Violet.  The plant is good from mid-spring to mid-fall before the leaves start to become wither and less appetizing.  Photos available at https://stevenanthony123456.smugmug.com/Flowers-and-Plants/

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Inger
    Jul 22, 2016 @ 16:36:08

    Too beautiful to eat:)

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  2. tlryder
    Jul 23, 2016 @ 02:23:11

    I had no idea these are edible! Which parts do we eat?

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  3. mimi
    Jul 23, 2016 @ 17:05:55

    Nice article 🙂 Thanks for following my blog but unfortunately thats not the blog i am currently writing for. So please follow datelessdays.wordpress.com instead 🙂 best wishes 🙂

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  4. Kezia
    Jul 23, 2016 @ 19:42:11

    Beautiful!

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