Sorrel, the burgundy clover-like leaved plant interspersed with the grass, has a beautiful lemony bite; great for salads
I did learn that a big patch of something that looked purposeful in my raised vegetable bed was plantain, Kate’s favorite edible/medicinal (she actually plants it to get enough). She demonstrated the art of gently severing the vascular system of the leaves by gently snapping the stem and wiggling the leaf from stringy inner attachments rendering the leaves pliable and ready to be used for something like a wrap (as in food wrap). We found a tiny patch of sorrel in the corner of the lawn. Burgundy colored clover-like leaves produce a lemony tang great for salads. There were still tender dandelion greens and salsify root (but not the kind with the white flower whose root tastes like oysters). Love finding these tender, useful greens I’ve always looked at as the bane of my existence, now as the highlight of my salads.
Kate Armstrong, the Urban Forager