Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Petals and Edibles

Quite a mixture of shapes and color in this small clump of roses.





The Wood Sorrel occurs throughout most of the world, except for the polar areas. It has been consumed by humans around the world. In Dr. James Duke's "Handbook of Edible Weeds," he notes that the Kiowa Indian tribe chewed wood sorrel to alleviate thirst on long trips, that the Potawatomi Indians cooked it with sugar to make a dessert, the Algonquin Indians considered it an aphrodisiac, the Cherokee ate wood sorrel to alleviate mouth sores and a sore throat, and the Iroquois ate wood sorrel to help with cramps, fever and nausea.





I haven't tasted them yet!

My red wild berries have turned into blackberries.

They are SWEET!! and JUICY!!


3 comments:

  1. Those really are nice photos.

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  2. I am drooling right now seeing those berry pictures. Ripe, plump, juicy berries!!! Yum.

    Interesting about the w. sorrel and what the Native Americans used it for in their own cultures. VERY interesting.

    And the rose bush...absolutely gorgeous.

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