Happy Thursday Everyone!!
We’re almost at the weekend… I’m waiting patiently…
Malva alcea ~ greater musk-mallow, cut-leaved mallow, vervain mallow or hollyhock mallow
The flowers and leaves are edible, great for salads or use the flowers for a great accent for your plate.
Physalis philadelphica ~ tomatillo
They reseeded in my garden this year. Gosh, I love free plants with no work!!!
Polygonum punctatum ~ Smartweed
Has edible leaves with a very strong peppery flavor. Better used in soups and as a spice than raw in a salad… Unless you like it – SPICEY!!
Cirsium discolor ~ Pasture thistle… I think!
Solanum lycopersicum ~ Tomato!!!
Hydrangea macrophyllia ‘Endless Summer’
Lactuca serriola ~ Prickly Lettuce, China Lettuce
Erigeron philadelphicus ~ Common Fleabane or Philadelphia Fleabane
Plantago lanceolata ~ English plantain, narrowleaf plantain or ribwort plantain
Daucus carota, ~ wild carrot, bird’s nest, bishop’s lace and Queen Anne’s lace
English botanist Geoffrey Grigson suggests that the name of the plant comes not from a Queen of England but from Saint Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary and the patron saint of lacemakers.
Melilotus albus ~ White Sweetclover, White Melilot, Honey-Clover, Bokhara Clover.
© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl