The Asiatic Day Flower has a mild flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked. The leaves are oval to ovate shaped with smooth margins and an alternating leaf structure. The flowers are three petaled with two prominent Indigo colored petals that are somewhat ear shaped. The third petal is clear/translucent and usually hangs underneath the stamens. The stamens are prominent with yellow colored tips that appear to be flowers themselves.
The Chufa grass, or Tigernut, has long thin leaves that are arranged in a spiral pattern around the stem. The flowers are small and yellow and are arranged in clusters at the top of the stem. The fruits of the Chufa grass are small, round, and nut like. They can be eaten raw or roasted and have a sweet nutty flavor.
Clear Weed has long, thin, green leaves that are arranged in an alternating pattern along the stem. The flowers of Clear Weed are small and white and appear in clusters at the top of the stem. The fruits of Clear Weed are small, round, and clear. They can be eaten raw or cooked and have a sweet, nutty flavor.
These three plants are all edible and can be found while foraging. They may not be as common as other edible plants, but they can still be found in their natural habitats. Each one of these plants has its own unique flavor and texture, making them a great addition to any forager’s diet. So get out there and start foraging for these obscure wild edibles!