Common vetch

Smooth Rock Cress, Solomon’s Seal, Lamb’s Ear and Vetch Greens

Foraged greens for dinner. From the bottom: lamb’s ear (Stachys byzantina), smooth rock cress flowers and leaves (Boechera laevigata), common vetch (Vicia sativa), and Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum). Cat approved. Or at least inspected. 🙂

The lamb’s ear and vetch are better as pot greens, because the raw leaves have a weird texture. The vetch is similar to cleavers, or Galium aparine; the lamb’s ear is just fuzzy. But the others are great for salads. Especially the young Solomon’s seal, which may be my favorite spring trailside nibble. And the Solomon’s seal is just now blooming…

May greens and Beezus
May greens and Beezus

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