Ryan M Miller wrote:New post:
I was surprised to find this small groundcherry plant sprouting in my yard. I don't know for sure what species it is, but based on my location in the United States, it is either Physalis heterophylla or Physalis longifolia
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:The stems/leaves of heterophylla feel fuzzy.
longifolia means long-leaved.
Ryan M Miller wrote:
.... Little barley, maygrass, marsh elder, and erect knotweed may require a great deal of searching to find seeds for these neglected plants. None of them are common in my location in southwester Ohio, so I cannot wildcraft them for seeds. Solanum ptychanthum grows widely where I live in disturbed areas, but it may be difficult to find in western North America or outside of the continent.
Ryan M Miller wrote: Grass leaves are often high in silica so they are not pleasant to eat as a raw, green vegetable.
Mark Reed wrote:I have always had a habit, learned it from my dad of plucking the seed stem out of grasses, pretty much any tall grass. Just grab it and hank straight up. The bottom end that had been inside away form the sun in most cases is sweet and juicy. Some more than others of course and only at the right stage of development. The bottom two or three inches of a corn tassel is sometimes better that the corn.
The plant I suspect and hope could be Maygrass has an extra delicious smell and taste.