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Anyone know what this is?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Catriona, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I bought a couple of packets of wildflower seeds - still got loads. In the absence of garden centres being open (I like to see what I'm getting) I scattered them everywhere.

    I think I know a couple of them that have appeared but I don't know what this thug is. The leaves are actually quite soft (and getting nibbled by the masses of snails I get here) but to me it looks like turnip leaves - or something wild but edible.

    Anyone know?

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  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    As I am totally useless, I resorted to Google Lens. It has brought up a few possibilities.

    1/ Rapini (Italian broccoli)
    2/ Premier Kale

    Having said that, I kept trying and the results kept changing. All appeared to be a form of edible leaf though.
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I suspected it is an edible wild plant. I doubt I'll get to try it though, the snails will beat me to it. :)
  4. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    Stick some on a cheese sarni and let us know if your still with us tomorrow .
    That'll mean it's edible ! :D

    Short of that , I can't tell you .
  5. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    All plants are edible...

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  6. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    ... but check with Socrates first about any side effects.
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  7. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer

    Did you not keep the empty packets so you could identify what grew?

    -- looks like Kale to me. 'Orrible stuff :)
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  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I agree! Horrid stuff. The packet didn't say what was included, only that there was no grass. Shame! Ha!
  9. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Sea Kale? It will have small, delicate white flowers with a lovely scent if it is. Leaves and flowers are both edible.
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  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Hopefully I'll find out. Thank you. :)
  11. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    No true Scot® eats leafy greens. :rolleyes:
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  12. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    unless of course they're deep fried:rolleyes:
  13. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Turtles like it

  14. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Shred it and sell it as raw crispy fried seaweed
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  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I like the real stuff! Ha!
  16. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer

    I thought they ate Pizza!
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  17. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    A Polish family from school treated me to Dock and Dandelion soup, which if I remember correctly, tastes a cross between broccoli with a bit of a lemony taste. The Dandelions need to be picked when very young.
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  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Only if it's topped with fish. Anchovies will do. :p
  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    The big leafed ones continue to grow and grow...

    However, this delicate one, which I had hoped was a harebell, turns out to have a delicate blue/lilac flower with bright blue stamens atop the feathery delicate stem and narrow leaves. It appears to be an upward facing one and not the harebell I was hoping for.
    Does anyone know what it is? I have quite a lot of them in the mix.

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  20. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Pale Flax (linim Bienne) according to plant identifier app.

    Me personally, I haven't a clue.
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