Monday, July 11, 2011


Summer Pickerelweed is just beginning to bloom. This native water plant blooms in bogs, wetlands, and lowlands.

Pretty as it is, it is also edible. It produces seeds that, I am told, are quite tasty and the leaves are edible as greens. I often catch deer nibbling the plants in the marsh.  

The plant is named for pickerel, the fish that is sometimes swimming among the roots.  

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