Jan. 27, 2018


We think of this as a weed; as something we would like to be rid of.  Not everyone does.  The greens are eaten in many places, and taste like somewhat bitter cabbage.  The seeds are widely used as a condiment.  And hedge mustard has long been used as medicine, often to treat poisoning.  So the next time I get poisoned at bridge club, I know where to get my medicine.  

You can see here how untidy hedge mustard can be.  Its elusiveness hasn't been the only reason I didn't get an eye-pleasing image of it sooner.