Remember to pin this for later, because I will be linking this post to individual profiles about each of these plants!
Wild Blue Phlox.
I LOVE this flower, and I didn’t realize that you could actually make a tea out of it! It smells divine.
You can just use these like chives from the store. I add mine to rice and to mashed potatoes, but it would also be yummy in a stir fry! I didn’t even go looking for this. It found me. Or really, I found it by my shed next to what is pretending to be a compost pile. Here are a few of them all bloomed:
Purple dead nettle.
It’s called”dead” nettle because it won’t sting you like regular nettles. Just FYI. I touched it just in case. Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.
The above is henbit before it fully blooms. Below is henbit bloomed, and in Missouri it often covers huge patches in old corn fields. You can eat it fresh, cooked, or make a tea out of it. I actually tried this fresh once and didn’t love it, but maybe it would be better cooked?
What have you seen that you could forage?