Dame’s Rocket — The Tastiest Wild Vegetable You Haven’t Eaten

I’d like to briefly introduce you to the edibility and deliciousness of a flower I’m sure you’ve seen.

Here in Western Pennsylvania, this plant is literally adorning the roadsides, fields, and abandoned lots right now with beautiful (and quite fragrant!) purplish, pinkish, and whitish flowers.  (And if you don’t believe me, walk around the block for just a few minutes to witness this lively, yet short-lived spectacle.)

The plant’s name is Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis), and it’s a member of the mustard family.

In this short new video, I’d like to explain what makes this non-native plant so special… and tasty!

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