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Week of Oct 25, 2016 - Last Flowers of Fall, Part One

Monday, October 24, 2016 9:29 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

The Last Flowers of Fall at Laughing Rock Farm

Here they are: A last bouquet for you before the snow comes to stay. Some weeds love cold weather. Green blessings are everywhere.




Malva neglecta
The little wild “cheeses” is a fall salad favorite with its bland and prolific leaves. The root is related to marshmallow and may be used the same way.



Oxalis
The plentiful leaves and flowers of this tart teaser – some call it sour clover – are still shining in our autumn salads.




Lotus corniculatus
Poor person’s alfalfa continues to grace the edges of the pasture and roadside, but we don’t eat it.





Polygonum
A few smart weeds are gracing the walkways and garden paths, but we don’t eat them either.




Linaria vulgaris
Butter and eggs, toad flax, there are so many interesting names for this wild snapdragon, and none of them make me want to eat it.


~ Last Flowers, Part 2 ~

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