Silverweed heaven!!!

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Silverweed heaven!!!

Post: # 62239Post Trinity
Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:12 pm

I am so excited :blob2: :blob3: :blob5: to find that we can eat silverweed. Apparently the roots taste like parsnips!!!!! I have the stuff growing all over my lawn and well infact everywhere on my plot.

Does anyone else eat this? Before I start introducing it to our menu I'd love to hear about anybody elses experience of it...

Eagerly anticipating....

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Trinity :cheers:

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Post: # 62257Post Millymollymandy
Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:04 am

I didn't know it was edible - and yes I had to google it as I have never heard of silverweed! I do know this 'weed' as a Potentilla however. I hope you enjoy eating it.

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Post: # 62261Post Trinity
Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:24 am

Thank-you... will report on it when I use it :cooldude:

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Post: # 62267Post Millymollymandy
Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:03 am

Actually come to think of it, I do have a funny tale about this plant.

Whilst living in a rented house my brother and sis in law came to stay, and asked if they could dig up a few of the pretty yellow flowered plants that were running riot over the rockery. Help yourself says I, not knowing what it was either.

Only later did I discover it was basically a weed, that spreads like wildfire! :lol:

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