This is going to be a very important blog entry. Purslane is so important and so tasty that it deserves its own entry. These two plants, purslane and spurge are very widespread. Purslane tastes really good. Other than wild berries I think that purslane is my favorite foraging food. Learn this plant. It could save your life. Purslane grows near you.
This is purslane. It has red stems and kind of fat leaves. It kind of reminds me of a succulent like a jade plant. Purslane used to be a garden plant, but now it has escaped and even grows out of the cracks in my driveway. It seems to like sunny, sandy soil. Interestingly enough purslane is also very nutritious as it contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, like seafood.
In nature it seems like similar plants grow near one another. For example…
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