Tuesday, October 11, 2005     « Japanese Knotweed | Beach »


You can't see them in such a tiny image, but the Japanese Knotweed (left) was covered in bees and monarch butterflies. They loved the flowers. Unfortunately, the plant is a very hardy, invasive species. I found this patch on Ward's Island.

The good news is you can eat the tender stems of the plant as they emerge in the spring. They taste like rhubarb.

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