Friday, January 20, 2012

Field Penny cress (Thlaspi arvense)


Thlaspi arvense (Brassicaceae family) commonly known as field penny cress (θλάσπι) it is a rather humble plant that is mostly seen as a weed in gardens and in cultivated land. I saw this one yesterday in the park in my hometown and it is one of the first blooming plants for this season. Doing a little bit of research I found that its seeds can be used in making biodiesel and their leaves can be eaten raw or boiled. They should be collected before blooming otherwise they are bitter. They are usually added to salads.

7 comments:

Joop Zand said...

The first one is very nice with lovely light.

greetings, Joop

Giga said...

Nie wiedziałam , ze listki są jadalne. Dziękuję, znowu coś wiem. Pozdrawiam. *** I did not know that the leaves are edible. Thank you, again, something I know. Yours.

DANI said...

Ενδιαφέρον, ότι τρώγεται. Υπάρχει στην γειτονιά, θα την δοκιμάσω.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Ταπεινό μπορεί νάναι, αλλά είναι όμορφο.
Κωστής

marijke said...

I don't mind it's a weed the flower is gorgeous.
Have a nice weekend
Marijke

jankasgarten said...

Dziekuje za komentarz. Twoje zdjecia tez sa piekne. Pozdrawiam :-)
Happy weekend!

Greece's Flora said...

thank you all for your comments!!
DANI if you try them let me know!!