Friday, March 19, 2010

Purslane, A Most Delicious Weed

Purslane is a common weed that may have arrived in North America in the 1400s. It is a little sour and can be eaten fresh in salads or cooked like spinach. Golden Purslane, the variety I am growing, is said to have a bit more of a lemony flavor and larger leaves than the wild bunches. Photo of fully grown golden purslane is courtesy of The Hortulus Farm Diary. The teeny purslanes are what are growing in my window.

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