So on all our walks this past few weeks I have hunted, as much as you can on a walk with two small mud and water obsessed children, for Hairy Bittercress! I have yet to find it….
In the fields, in the woods, or in the banks….
Navelwort or pennywort in abundance….
No hairy bittercress….
It has several mentions in John Lewis-Stempel’s Wild Food book, but doesn’t have a mention in Adele Nozdedar’s two books I have or Hedgerow Medicine. Wild Edible.com say that it is one of the wild mustard family, and that in fact “A more appropriate name would be Not-so-hairy and pleasantly-mild spicycress.” It is full of Vitamin C, and can be eaten in a salad or the roots can be blended to make a horseradish like sauce.
Can you find it?
Do you like it?
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