Friday, February 4, 2011



I still enjoy sucking on the stems of the Bermuda buttercup, aka sourgrass. I just have to make sure the stems I pick aren't anywhere near where dogs can do their thing, kinda like not eating yellow snow. This plant comes from South Africa.

ps 03/09/11 - In the past 2 years we've seen an explosion of this flower in places we used to never see it. For an excellent blog post, see Curbstone Valley Farm.

3 comments:

texwisgirl said...

wow, they're pretty!

biobabbler said...

Ha!

1.Thanks for the tip re: sneaking nectar from a non-native--works for me on a few levels!

2. LOVE that re: doggy-business. You are the only person I've heard of BESIDES ME use that criterion to determine from where to harvest things in nature (berries, I like to pick them from about mid-thigh height and above) based on what canids may have marked. =)

Nature ID (Katie) said...

bb, check out Katie @ Phyte Club: http://phyteclub.org/2010/10/05/flower-fruit-seed-nasturtium-pesto/ Apparently, dog pee isn't the worst thing you can encounter while collecting "wild things"... needles? I hate to admit, but I have lived in an apt. building where needles were regularly dropped in the hallway. Must always wear sturdy footwear.