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Monday, September 23, 2013

Foraging 101: Jewelweed

While not commonly used as an edible plant, you can eat the seeds raw when they are fully ripe, as this detailed and humorous article states. You can also eat the young shoots, boiled after removing the leaves. Jewelweed is great for poison ivy (which I never get... darn it! I never get sick enough to use my herbs!) and it's got pretty orange flowers. This is an herb I only discovered a couple hears ago. Mine grows down the road by a creek bank, under a bridge. Careful- it's a fragile plant that withers pretty fast, and bring scissors or you'll end up pulling out the whole plant.

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