Thursday, May 14, 2009

~~ Wild Herbs ~~

~ The blackberries are blooming ~

Look who I found peeping out under some violet leaves !

(Click on Photos to Enlarge)



~ Violet Wood-Sorrel ~














~ Venus Looking Glass ~



~ Herbal Blessings ~

JoyceAnn

9 comments:

Annette said...

Hi JoyceAnn. what is the difference between the violet wood sorrel and regular clover - other than the blooms. I think there is some growing in a recently cleared part of the yard and it looks like sorrel.

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Annette , Sorrel does have different type blooms , we have at least 3 different types growing here. But check-out the leaves , each leaf petal has a heart shape , clovers are round. Clover leaves are usually a darker green too.

~ Green Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Annette said...

Ah, ok; then what we have is clover. I will keep the heart shaped leaves in mind - thank you! =)

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I wonder if a plant that is low
growing and yellow flowers with
the upside down heart shaped
leaves is a realitive to the
sorrel that I see growing around
here in a field.

Looking forward to blackberries.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

PS. I found a recipe for
Dandilion Fritters. I
think I you posted this
site in the past. The
one with the Herb Game,
or I found it through a
blog you posted.

If you want to check it
out click on Jessie's
Front Porch Party Link.
There is a link to it
on my blog there.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Flassie ,
We have a Yellow Wood-Sorrel , it has heart shaped leaves also. The leaves have a sour taste , they can be used in salads or used to make a drink like lemonade. I will try to find some to photograph.
My field guide states to use in moderation , excessive consumption may inhibit calcium absorption.

~ Green Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Oh, Ok! I should take a photo too.
I hope they haven't mowed it.

The leaves sit to the sides
and the heart shaped leaves
are upside-down.

The other sorrel I have tasted
has larger leaves.

Creative Kismet is having a art
print giveaway, just encase you
want to get in on it. I put up
a link. She has tutorials on her
site also. You have till midnight
tonight to get in on it.

I see the frog. So cute.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

JoyceAnn said...

Thanks Flassie , for the link to the giveaway. Her art is wonderful , I love them all but choose " Resolve " as my favorite.

I haven't had a chance to find yellow sorrel yet and it's raining today.

~ Be Blessed ~
JoyceAnn

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I choose Resolve too!

I took a pic late before dark.
The blooms were closed up and
the leaves were not laying to
the sides. Weird. I will go
back and hope they haven't
mowed yet to get a pick of
the blooms and see how the
leaves lay during the day.

God Bless You and Yours!!!