Thursday, March 20, 2008
Redbuds are one of my favorite trees. Their bright spring flowers are so cheerful in their early opening -- they seem to brighten the woodlands! An added feature to this wonderful tree is that the flowers are edible -- and if lightly sauteed in oil, they taste just like spring peas! The young pods that follow the flowers are also edible....
If you try these 'wild foods' -- just be certain about identification AND that the trees have not been sprayed for pesticides or herbides.
PS -- This is best seen by clicking on the photo and then clicking "all sizes."