Poke weed is edible boiled twice. pesky weeds have that habit. Learn how to survive on wild edibles during winter and get 2 free Wild Edible PDFs (save $10, until Jan.1) Click here for more. Too bad morre people don’t know its edible! Now I am sitting here on this sack of rhyzomes and just smiling. I probably don't have to tell you that violets grow everywhere this time of year.Both the flowers and the leaves are edible. This is an amazing food source. Many of the best medicinal plants are made illegal. It is the nature of fascism, which is the nature of power, which is the nature of humanity, which is the nature of nature. Reply Delete. Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. Plant Characteristics. It’s kind of like saying chocolate pudding was an Aborigines’ food. But wait, there's more! Or did all just assume? Can it be grown in containers and kept to a reasonable size, in order to harvest the useful parts of the plant, but not decimate native plant life? Female flowers can produce small 3-angled black-brown fruit. Cool by removing from pan and placing it on a rack. In fact they spend some two billion pounds to combat it annually, which as of this writing is about three billion dollars a year. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Maybe if we all ate it it would disappear, lol. I would guess it’s not resvirotrol because that is also in grape seeds, so then why would knotweed be considered at the top of the list for Lyme cures if that was the case ? Edible Parts The best edible part of this plant are the young shoots, preferably when they are about 15-20 centimetres tall (6-8”). I would appreciate getting some tubers to plant this spring. Photograph by J.G. Botanically take your pick: Japanese Knotweed is known as Fallopia japonica, Polygonum cuspidatum, and Reynoutria japonica. You could grow it here in the cooler months, just don’t tell the state or they will get very upset. It is not hard to find it growing all over the place. The amount of times I have had to listen to people say anti ageing reverse ageing is not for them is a reality I am most pleased with it out lines the stupid mind set of most humans and makes sure idiots don’t live very long . If you or anyone else has any answers, that would be great! To permanently kill the larger plants I purchased a large needle and syringe at a farm store. i just spent a good 2 hours cutting down stalks and will finish up later this week in an effort to keep it under control. In turf grasses, knotweed control isn’t only about how to kill knotweed. It was there that I found the best reasoning for leaving invasives alone or utilizing them. ENVIRONMENT: Riverbanks, roadsides, moist, disturbed areas. Only the flowers are edible. The problem with invasives is they replace native plants which feed far, far more creatures than just humans. Prior to that I thought I must have injured my foot somehow, except that the pain kept going month after month without letting up. Usually the roots are used medicinally. Plant Name. Do not mix until all ingredients are added, and blend only enough to moisten. . You mentioned the “rhubarb” or “lemony” taste, so I had my suspicions this was a high-oxalate food, but I really appreciate that you came out and said it was high in oxalate (yay, there is information on it! Introduced into Great Britain by 1825 Japanese Knotweed has been on the decimation list for more than 30 years and has to be disposed at landfills licensed to handle the dreaded edible. Do you have any good leads or links to eradicating JK? A Japanese weed-gourmet (Begin Japanology, NHK World) claims to eat deep-fried Japanese Knotweed leaves. Not bad but most people are happy to die young and let there bodies rot ? I just hope ther is no harm to consume raw leaves…. Thanks Mary, I just want to say I appreciate the work put into this article. I do not use the internet for research. March 27, 2011 at 1:08 PM. Once the plant grows it takes on a greenish hue, before developing a darker, muddier shade and purple speckles when it reaches maturity. It is in flower from August to October, and the seeds ripen from September to November. I made a cold soup from it that came out amazing. He has a number of books out and a website. One carefree plant can probably replace that high maintenance salad garden . Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub, Herb/Forb Hawaii Native Status: Introduced. This pretty pink jelly is the result of a local weed problem. I have plenty growing in my yard this spring. I chewed some up last year and then spit them out because I was uncertain of their edibility they were quite tasty . They’re there year round. As a second source of information for those curious I recommend Invasive Plant Medicine (The name may be slightly different) by Timothy Lee Scott. As the article says, young leaves cooked are edible. 641-472-4925 1558 Nipa Blvd. Leaves simple, toothless, hairless, alternating, broadly ovate with a pointed tip, 3 to 6 inches long, 2 to 4½ inches wide, on a long leaf stem. The pink or white blossoms with deeply colored veins open from the upper leaf axils. It is a short-lived perennial that grows from taproots and often from sprawling, nodally-rooting branches. If you don’t care to try eating it perhaps you could pasture your goats in the patch of it. The Japanese call it itadori (????) I have told many people about your website, in the last few years, Green Deane. This water-loving plant grows in and along flowing streams and in other wetland areas with moist soil in the deserts and uplands. Read my articles about it. I canoe some rivers and I see it everywhere. It wasn’t extremely expensive and it was a considerable amount in the bag. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). We have manged to cook up at least 5 recipes for this plant on our blog Where ever it takes over here in Maine NOTHING ELSE grows…no spring, summer or fall food and shelter for the insects and animals that have evolved here with other native species. When he saw the whole patch, about eighty feet solid, and ten foot wide, it made me feel good inside to teach a friend about the bounty of the Earth and how it’s possible to have free medicine when properly educated, after many years of study. It was starting to spread, and we recently started digging and chopping it out, bagging the soil, as well, as I read that it is very easy to grow. Species: Polygonum capitatum Buch.-Ham. Thank you again! (P.s. It’s an invasive weed in Ohio, Vermont, West Virginia, New York, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Washington. There’s a variety of JK that grows in my area – in the Coastal Range of Oregon – that produces tiny white seeds that resemble amaranth. This group of plants belongs to the same botanical order (the Pinks) as the Buckwheat Family (also known as the Knotweed, Rhubarb, or Smartweed Family), which also is characterized by members high in oxalic acid. Once you learn that wild violets (Viola spp.) If so, what would you recommend ? “pain take” and ?? Along with eating them I would think it a treasure to have at least in some fashion. Subclass: Caryophyllidae Those stems are covered with small, blue-green leaves growing alternately from base to tip. Greetings from Japan… found your blog while searching for Hyacinth beans… very informative blog…, Am happy to learn the name of this plant… we actually enjoy picking it from the hills and cooking it in the spring…. I’d recommend conducting your own research around uses/safe handling of those particular … It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. Two of them. I simply pulled up young stalks in spring and harvested the growing tips and small tender leaves. See more ideas about Recipes, Wild food, Wild edibles. Bolander’s knotweed is intolerant of salt. it’s is absolutely and eroding weed. Or maybe borrow the neighbors goats occasionally. Next time, I think I will add the larger leaves to the water first and give them about two minutes before adding the tenderest parts for the last two. If for any reason there’s any issue growing them please email me. per gallon. Anita Singh; ... “Japanese knotweed is edible. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. . Nearly every part of the dandelion is edible. Overview Information Knotweed is an herb. I don’t intend to sound rude, but it seems like a reasoning for government contracts to hand out tax payer money for genocide of the ‘invasive exotic’. I still figured I would have to get “radical” with getting rid of it until I did some research and found that it is managable and that it is also nutritious and has medicinal properties. it offers great shade so we are going to try to build retaining walls but i am worried the knotweed will break up the walls. The leaves on stressed plants can turn bright red. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed root), Rheum officinale, and plants high in procyanidins and lectins (e.g. The stalks are about 3 ft tall around April 20. The growing patterns, leaf structures, interior stem, and pink flowers set this plant apart. Maybe if you stay cutting they won’t toughen up as fast? If you cut into it, the stalk will be hollow except right where the pink line divides sections of growth. Allow the mixture to cool, then hang the stewed knotweed in a jelly bag or in cheesecloth, and allow it to drip for an hour or two. The article mentions that knotweed contains oxalic acid, but so does spinach…. Persicaria-Amphibia water-plant marsh knotweed bistort wildflower flower aquatic medicinal edible wetland. Serve chilled for dessert just as it is, or pass a bowl of whipped cream. Not even close. Japanese Knotweed has brought me from being bedridden to fairly functional again! Pettigrew, AR 72752. Knotweed, in the Buckwheat family, is not liked in western nations because it grows around three feet a month, sends roots down some 10 feet, grows through concrete, damaging roads, dams, buildings and just about anything made by man. My attitude towards this invasive species is that it is good for nothing . One guy did just that. Take a look at the closeup below of a Japanese knotweed shoot. No references are given as to how to cook them nor have I tried. It is said that Japanese Knotweed out lives the gardener and the garden. . Be sure to cover or cut off berries if the berries are ripe. I’d love to get an interview for my podcast. I baked them. 1. It all depends on what you tummy can handle. What is the active ingredient for Lyme disease ? Sift dry ingredients together into a large bowl. I thought I’d pass this along as an FYI. I do feel you need to add something on the disposal of left overs for conscientious foragers, though I’m sure there won’t be much left by most of your community! Green Deane does cover that issue on this site and in his videos on YouTube. Last year when I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease, the same knot I have made into tincture and has been the only thing helpful in my treatment so far! Common Bistort (Bistorta officinalis). The plants are mat-forming and have prostrate stems that can root at the nodes. On the Big Island of Hawaii, these weedy plants grow along roadsides and in open lava fields at middle elevations. I fenced my stand of knot weed and bought a goat . It seems to grow everywhere, so I’m sure it is here. It’s a pain in the asphalt. In hindsight, that pain appears to have been provoked by inflammation of the vessels that transverse the top of the foot in reaction to a daily 100mg. One would think it appropriate to bring non-manufactured food. Fairfield, IA 52556. On the People’s Pharmacy there are accounts of people suffering ankle pain that progressed to an inflammatory (allergic) vascular reaction. I hope you live long enough to tell us about all of them. Tips for Knotweed Control. someone mentioned UTI’s. Not a prime edible. It's lady's thumb / knotweed / smartweed / etc. Actually, few foods of any kind have not been exposed to some kind of pollutant or contaminant, even the packaging often transfers harmful synthetic chemicals to our foods. If you read up on pink knotweed information, you’ll find that the plant is banned in England and considered invasive in California. “Combine this plant with rye grass telomersa enzymes hyluronic acid amino acids glucose and B 17 vitamins nutmeg olive oil bio oil ! It would be a good idea to grow them in large pots or planters to keep them contained. BTW, I grew up eating Poke Salet. I wrapped them up in aluminum foil, drizzled with olive oil and a little salt. They are not only edible but really very tasty, a mix of rhubarb, tender collard green, and a hint of artichoke. pesky weeds have that habit. Plant Characteristics. It is not listed as an edible in any of my references. You can candy most any fruit or vegetable by creating a strong simple syrup (sugar+water). Water Smartweed in delicious pink. PDF Plant Magazines. Hi, For some reason I decided to research the supplement a bit more at which point I came across anecdotal reports of ankle pain on the People’s Pharmacy website (run by the authors of a newspaper column by the same name). I can’t say how much root to put in a cup of water for medicinal affects. Unlike the other species, the Himalayan knotweed grows close to the ground, aiding in its dense nature. Polygonum virginianum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.6 m (2ft in) at a medium rate. It may be a good substitute for rhubarb but unfortunately rhubarb is just not that popular. (West of Ireland). BEWARE…..THE PLANT WILL CHANGE IN APPEARANCE. this has to be repeated year after year every time a new shoot emerges. Enjoy! Do not over mix. see stupid, they pride there self in secrets and manipulation as if it was inelegance, and always seeking more brain dead people to believe them when we can see the lie’s as plain as day, I think they call that plausible deniability, see stupid, sheep have more brains they remind me of some one brain dead acting out of fear or trying to induce fear to remain in control, the government itself needs a wake up call because they are trying to trade in every thing that is not even theres while they walk off a cliff with worthless promises of value that is not there either, I wish people realized the government is not this country or belong to it, Well said! Nice to know I can eat it instead of just pulverizing it! THE LEAF WILL LOOK COMPLETLY DIFFERENT AS IT MUTATES IN ITS STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE. Cuspidatum (kuss-pid-DAY-tum) means sharply or stiffly pointed, and that it is. Common Names: Pinkhead Smartweed, Pinkhead Knotweed, Pink Knotweed. I have a plant here that has a TON of seeds all over it…. I don’t think you want to plant knotweed anyplace because it takes over and grows like crazy and is very difficult to get rid of without using weed killer. (This probably differs outside the UK), http://www.devon.gov.uk/knotweed_dos_and_donts, Hi I ate them for the first time yesterday. Unlike the other species, the Himalayan knotweed grows close to the ground, aiding in its dense nature. Here in WA state, USA, Knotweed is a major erosion problem. Like rhubarb stalks, these young knotweed stems are edible when they are pliable. We discovered that the previous owner used the yard as a dump! 2 Tbsp salad oil Bistorts have very long, semi-translucent, leaf sheaths that envelop the stem nodes (bamboo-like rings from where leaves sprout) for almost the entire length of the stem internodes (the smooth, straight bits of stem between the nodes). Jewelweed tastes bad, and requires a lot of cooking. Rich when hot and even better cold. And to think I’ve been trying to kill these plants off. In the fall cut to ground with mower and cover area with old carpeting (jute back). I currently use sumac (which as a tree grows like a weed) and have no problems with regeneration as long as I let the cut stalks dry out a bit but I was curious about the resilience of the knotweed (I’d hate to accidentally transplant). ), and now they are sparse and small and I was SO happy to see that I’m finally winning… AND NOW I DISCOVER IT’S EDIBLE! Young shoots are red. Japanese Knotweed is classified as an invasive weed in many areas, especially in the United Kingdom where it is known to grow straight through foundations and into peoples’ homes. So can you grow pinkhead knotweed, or should you? 1 cup sweetened Japanese Knotweed Purée I will tell you something that I don’t think I have ever shared. Bake about 1 hour or until a straw or cake tester inserted in the center comes out dry. Japanese knot weed, of course, is not to blame, but the reality is it takes over so voraciously that no other plants can grow. It is September, but some are very small plants, so can I cook and eat them and then use the roots for tea? I did look up Brazillian pepper on a Rainforest Herb Site which is rampant here in Florida on his premise that invasives grow in areas where they may be most needed. I am in the high desert. Nearly everywhere it grows it’s listed as a prolific, noxious, invasive, dangerous bad-for-the-world, the-sky-is-falling weed. You answered all my questions! Roots will go 20 ft . It has just come up in this area of Wisconsin. When I did finally get to it, I noticed the insides of the stalks had little white bumps on it – some more than others. The butter and flour roux. Knotweed can be used to combat Lyme?? Flower Color: Medium pink to very pale pink. Rimsky-Korsakov… it’s a small world afterall…, Note branch bends at nodes like an Eastern Redbud. There are actually a number of “weeds” that can be useful in this way. (Can you say ‘corporate profits’?). I love this plant, it’s yummy and good for you. except for eating of course! Japanese knotweed will grow just about anywhere, next to water, on the side of the road and railroad tracks, anywhere … It is good fodder for grazing animals, including cattle, sheep, goats, horses and donkeys. And I can already hear you say prove it hahahah I can prove it but the best thing to do is try it add it all to some good collagen and exercise than look at the results in just a few weeks .. We have been digging up junk for 6 years now and just don’t know what else is under there. Dry stems of all the knotweed species are good as a fuel, for heating, of high caloric value. Just another FYI . However, inflammation from an allergic reaction is counterproductive to pain management. At some level, we have to use our common sense to determine whether the air, rain, or soil is too contaminated for the vegetation growing in a particular location to be ‘safe’ to eat. Simmer for a short period and cool in Don’t keep up with the treatment and you will lose. Searched articles ,can find none on jewelweed? I will be happy to reimburse you properly for them. If I knew of a place that it grew here, I would harvest it and pickle it. I’ve not seen it spread anywhere else on my property. From reading Buhner, the stuff is a fantastic medicinal and also edible of course. It was just by chance that I found this site and discovered their identity! Also known as bistort, common bistort, meadow bistort, pink pokers, knotweed, adderwort and snakeweed. I just found out that Japanese Knotweed has resveratrol and was wondering if it would be possible to forage it here in Massachusetts. Has anyone harvested these as a food source, and if so, how have they been prepared? however, i don’t entirely trust them to last eternity many people are comfortable using them. the leaves and pink flower clusters are edible and nutty-tasting. I’ve been photographing the fallen leaves and also the fallen stalks of this plant for 10 years in September and October here in Connecticut. Passive solar. Chopped young, tender stalks of Japanese knotweed. Then I extracted the juice, just by pressing the pulp through a sieve. Strawberry-rhubarb pie. I buy the chipped up dried roots online from Amazon. And the Japanese knotweed is something I used with my Lyme . Will that work with knotweed though, since it’s not related to bamboo? Sounds weird, I know, but it’s what I’ve been told on my pedology classes. I can be trusted to drive a car or carry a gun..but not to handle a plant? The growing patterns, leaf structures, interior stem, and pink flowers set this plant apart. Reynoutria japonica, synonyms Fallopia japonica and Polygonum cuspidatum, is a large species of herbaceous perennial plant of the knotweed and buckwheat family Polygonaceae. I’ve been stomping/pulling/cutting this stuff all Spring and wondering what it was. I simply cooked ’em in salted water for two minutes, drained, and gave them a squeeze of lemon. meaning there greed and control freaky-ness makes them stupid to the point of bad thot process of living in this world to as if they don’t seems to completely escape there brain! Black Medic is another example. I can’t eat it, but other people can and I feel very informed! Seed production is uncommon. For muffins, spoon into buttered muffin tins and bake about 25 minutes. Not to mention the plants that rely on the native hummingbirds to pollinate their flowers. Slice stems into 1-inch pieces, put into a pot and add ¾ cup sugar for every 5 cups of stems. Thanks as always. You don’t want any birds to get poisoned. His recommendations really work. i’d need to see some real proof of this, it seems highly doubtable. You need to end up with 3 1/4 c. knotweed juice. They will cook quickly. Himalayan bistort. The flowers, leaves, and seed are edible, although, it is recommended that only the leaves be eaten raw. Candied Japanese Knotweed. Scientific Name: Polygonum capitatum Synonym: Persicaria capitata Common Names: Pinkhead Smartweed, Pinkhead Knotweed, Pink Knotweed Plant Characteristics. Please let me know what your thoughts are on if I should eat this or not risk it due to the unknown. Duration: Annual. Devon Council have a quick guide and though they are not interested in its culinary qualities it may give and idea of disposal. I am betting you and I have similar thoughts when we see things like “How do I kill it?”, especially posted on THIS site, which is about eating it. To this end, I would like to add a cautionary note. Polygonum persicaria) is an annual plant in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae.Common names include lady's thumb, spotted lady's thumb, Jesusplant, and redshank. Stalks taller than 12 inches are edible, but the outer skin quickly becomes tough and fibrous. Preheat oven to 350F. Other Name. I see nothing fallopian tubish about the plant whereas Polygonum (pol-LIG-on-um) means many joints and the plant does have that. I love the heart leaves & flower for photos. Out there, it survives, even grazed by antelope, when not much else shade affording withstands. I hope so as I am trying this “invasive” weed to eradicate an “invasive” species from my body! “board take”  In Engish we would reverse them, “take pain” and “take board.”. Characteristics: The easiest way to spot them is to find the bright pink flower on their plants. In North America it is known as Polygonum cuspidatum, which makes a lot more sense to me. Let me know if you want me to dig some up and send it to you. Prickly Pear Cactus It has bigger leaves than arenastrum mentioned above. Renovating a garden in south Wicklow’, Hi Deane, I take an antihistamine daily and did not have the “bug bite” type lesions described by others but I did experience pain at the top of the foot and tired, achy ankles with minimal standing/walking. I am definely gonna try some of your recipes once I can figure out which of the many weeds growing is Japanese Knotweed… I have a better idea now at least what I am looking for. Pam J. Lucky for knotweed… I must try this spring to do some JK culturing. Or just send me a little. They start life as a pink or red shoot that is not dissimilar to asparagus in appearance, these are edible at this point and have become popular with foragers in the UK. Think about setting stone or gravel walkways where foot traffic is heaviest. I did bled some raw leaves, taken on big stalks, and blend those with a little water, and some sugar. Japanese Knotweed in Fall Flower. I just steep it hot water for 10 or 15 minutes add honey and drink. The cutting of hedges by the council is seen as the main culprit of the accelerated spread as the tiniest amount of stem can take root. I’d like to hear from people who have successfully done this. 3 1/4 c. knotweed juice Deane, what is the “ground cover imported in the 1930s” that native americans ate? The Cactus Family, which has the edible Prickly Pear, and Purslane Family, which is named after Purslane, also belong the the Pink Order. I have just come in from taking photos of knotweed in our area. Allergic reactions can come in many forms, not just the itchy rash or watery eyes most of us think of. (Just bit off a mouthful and even that way it’s not bad…) Sure didn’t LOOK edible. Easy than cutting and cheaper better than weed killers that don’t work on knotweed well. Description: The tiny flowers are clustered in ball-shaped or head-shaped flower spikes above the foliage. For the health conscious it is a major source of resveratrol and Vitamin C … a noxious weed AND very healthy. It’s everywhere covering trees and whole acres sometimes. Common Names: Pennsylvania Smartweed, Pennsylvania Knotweed, Pinkweed, Pink Knotweed, Pinweed. Japanese knotweed (Reynoutria japonica) ranks high on the list of Most-Hated Invasive Species (see also: Japanese honeysuckle, emerald ash borer), and hey: let me be the first to say that this plant has indeed been wreaking havoc across North America ever since it was introduced by the pioneer of landscape architecture himself, Frederick Law Olmstead, in the 1880s. The pink flowers and lance-shaped leaves are a dead giveaway that you have found a Himalayan knotweed … that are now arising be used for food ? What properties? I got a real nice green juice. Jewel weed is great for poison ivy it helps dry up and great rid of the itching, And it probably doesn’t grow within 400 miles of here…. Is it safe to eat, regardless of the soil components? I challenge people to really look into this. Being close to a busy road, especially downhill from one, would concern me, regardless of other possible contaminants. But, I think it is Bohemian Knotweed. Photograph by J. G. Strauch, Jr. Take care that any you forage hasn’t been sprayed with weedkiller. Sometimes it is called itodori which means “thread stick” a reference to the the thready flower. I didn’t know what it was until I looked up a picture of it. Apparently it holds large amounts of resveratrol which has successfully treated lyme disease and heart disease…The main healing properties are in the roots. I think I could plant it there and the forest would contain it. Haha I second that! Leaves are longer than those of Japanese knotweed, appearing more like those of Himalayan knotweed, with marked lobes that overlap slightly around the stems. Its relative, Giant Knotweed, Polygonaceae sachalinense, is also edible but taller with larger, heart-shaped leaves. I’ve just recently found your site and have found it very informative. Combine this plant with rye grass telomersa enzymes hyluronic acid amino acids glucose and B 17 vitamins nutmeg olive oil bio oil ! http://www.yogahealer.com/podcasting. Which supposedly is a cross with Japanese and Giant knotweed. This pink, tart, tasty Japanese knotweed juice was made from stalks less than 3 feet tall. Resveratrol is what this weed can do better than any other ! About the only place where they are not upset with the plant is where it’s native, southeast Asia. Kudzu is, as you say, a vine; Japanese and giant knotweed are not vines. Maybe I’m just lucky. I find it fascinating and like to know more. It spreads by seed and root. it’s a huge woods in the summer but still the knotweed grows. It grew as an opportunist in my vegetable patch and I picked the tips of the stems, which were the most tender to add to my smoothies. I give up. Knotweed is an invasive plant that quickly takes over wastelands and riverbeds. From my research, the best strategy to remove JK from an area seems to be to cut and eat the shoots (or have goats eat the plants) many times until the roots run out of stored energy. NEVER eat poke leaves raw.They can kill you. If the winters are mild enough to fully decay the plants that dieback than the soil should be covered by winter annuals since the soil is bare. Often low growing, this plant can sometimes be shrubby. Eating it is revenge. Either that one website is making an assumption or knowns something not reported elsewhere on the internet or in publications. 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