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Re: Re: bunnies/ edibles

Have tried and liked redbud flowers. To me, the most appealing aspect  
of edible flowers is the color they add to the dishes. Expect sorrel  
would be a tasty addition to salads.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 19, 2006, at 8:30 PM, TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:

> Went to a NPSOT (TX. Native plant society) meeting the other  
> night.   The
> program was on edible natives.  The guest speaker had prepared the   
> entire table
> of refreshments for us, with among other things....Yaupon tea and   
> Sassafras
> tea to drink.  Hors d'eauvres of dips with various natives.    
> Salads of
> dandilion flowers/leaves and root, Redbud and Mexican Plum  
> flowers,  and what I liked
> the most......flowers and leaves of the Oxalis.  They also  had a  
> plate of
> Red maple seeds.....the winged type, but you only eat the nut   
> part.   Ugh, that
> was probably the least appetizing of them all.   We were told that  
> they were
> most nutritious though.....but we all figured you'd  have to be  
> starving to
> eat those over the other things.
> It was most interesting program....and made even nicer by being  
> able to try
> the things in person.  I might have read about eating a blossom  
> from the
> Redbud, but probably would not have attempted it.  My favorite,  
> that I will
> definitely do, is add the Oxalis leaves and flowers to  
> salads....that really
> tasted great.
> So....not just for bunnies......people too.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 3/19/2006 11:02:42 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Oh, and  they love dandilions and maple leaves.  Red clover was  
> another
> favorite  of our rabbits.
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