Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Not, In Fact, Wild Coriander

This is another classic case of mistaken identity.

G was convinced this was coriander. So convinced, in fact, that he sprinkled some on top of our curry. I was not quite so convinced. So I did a little checking on the Web. And sure enough, it's called Herb Robert. It's considered a noxious weed in the state of Washington but a wildflower here in blessed England (apparently quite good for dysentery and bubonic plague).

A little tip: coriander is NOT hairy. So if you see something that looks likes coriander and smells a bit like coriander but has tiny little hairs on its stems... Herb Robert (also known as Geranium Robertianum).

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. ~Doug Larson

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