Friday, February 01, 2008

Spring greens

As we creep from January into February, some of the plants are moving forward too. On the southern side of Submespilus Assart there is a patch, a mosaic, of green rosettes, of wavy bittercress (Cardamine flexuosa), with one stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) shoot and some shiny green willowherb leaves. The bittercress and nettle are both edible and would make a good spring soup, though I shall let them grow in peace.

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