Friday, May 4, 2012

Common Toothwort ( Dentaria diphylla)

GEDC6827 by Farmhouse Greetings
GEDC6827, a photo by Farmhouse Greetings on Flickr.

I think I may have finally identified this wildflower growing along our streambed. According to a wild edible U tube clip, it's tuberous root can be used as a peppery flavoring, similar to horseradish without the bite.


Becky said...

You are so right. I had no trouble finding a picture once I had the name. My book says it will go dormant in the summer often remaining under ground until spring. I usually go by the rule not to dig up a wildflower to eat it unless there are more plants than I can count.

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