Wild Edible Weeds ... ???

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digitS' said:
I think that if you could say that something tastes like spinach - that isn't related to spinach - it would be nettles.

By the way -- Lambs Quarters and Orache are related to spinach.

Steve
American Indians also harvested the seed heads on lambs quarter. They pounded them up into a kind of paste formed them into patties and toasted them on a hot rock in the fire.
 

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Wild anise is another to watch for. The young fronds give salad a nice fresh licorice flavor. After it deveops a stalk it becomes too fibrous to eat but if you wait till it ripens the anise seeds are very useful as spice. It is related to dill and looks a lot like it. It even hosts the same butterflies, notably the yellow and black swallowtails.
 

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The range of wild anise keeps spreading. By now it can be found almost anywhere. It's recently been creeping down the Baja peninsula.
 
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