You'll find a list of all my blog posts in the blog archive.

Oxeye daisy flowers.

Blog categories: 
Botanical name: 

So I was doing one of my yearly wild food lectures this week.

And one of the people attending said, as we came up to a stand of oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), that some Kurdish people she knows pick the flowers and eat them fresh.

Of course I had to eat one of those flowers right away.

Mmm. Tasty! Fresh and green, not bad at all.

I'd only pick flowers which have just opened, though. There's too much protein milling about in older flowers ... while protein is good, I want mine in a less squiggly form.

(I've picked oxeye daisy flowers for years, but I've dried them and used them in teas, especially for people with urinary tract problems.)