Monday, 20 May 2013

Pink Purslane

It was such a beautiful evening, I took myself for a stroll and found the pathways vibrant green, lush and gloriously sunlit.

A profusion of Pink Perslane, banks of spoon-shaped leaves, fleshy stems and pretty pink flowers.  

It is a plant that is not a native, but was introduced in the 18th century from Siberia and North America.  The leaves are edible and the beety flavour is good in salads (another name for it is miner's lettuce), or they can be cooked.  Must try them.  For now there was sufficient enjoyment in seeing them growing wild, carpeting my walk, their fresh pinky faces smiling a good evening.


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