There are a handful of edible plant/flowers, which I like to call jewels, hidden on the farm! The two plants that I am going to mention are: Turskcap and Purple Shammrock. These plants facinate me, because years ago people didn't have easy access to food, like we do now. They had to weed their way through figuring out what was a source of energy or not, therefore if it was poisionious they probably died.
This plant produces these beautiful red flowers, which is what I am about to eat in the picutre to the right. You can also eat their fruit they produce, which turns bright red, but also looks like and tastes like apples. The whole plant is edible, except for the stalks. It is a plant that grows year round, and is known as a survival plant. On another note, this plant grows well in the shade and sunlight, plus attracts many butterflies. We have our Turkscap planted in our Rain Garden, where it attracts many monarchs.
Is a very dainty plant that opens and closes(during the night time). It can grow in the shade and direct light. It does not like the cold, by then its triangle flowers fall off. It is completely edible, a survival plant that has a bitter/tart taste to it. This plant is my favorite plant to nibble on.
I’m a Nutrition major from Texas A&M, graduating in December. I’m a spunky, fun, and bubbly gal who spontaneously try’s new things. Throughout my college career I was involved in: starting up a fitness club, interned for a Nationally recognized Registered Dietitian, a Congressman in D.C., and now a local farm. I also currently make food for our Astronauts, and have joined the Texas A&M Sports Car, Water Skiing, and Polo clubs just to name a few.