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LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,452
Any one recognise this? (The broad dock-like leaves, but the flower doesn't look much like a dock)






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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,861
    Horseradish
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,361
    Horseradish
    I agree. Dig up a root, peel and grate to make horseradish sauce ... wear eye goggles!
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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,452
    I thought it reminded me of something. Is it a garden escape or are they native?

    I did nibble the leaves actually; delish. But I can't stand horseradish sauce!
  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 568
    Horseradish
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  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 BirminghamPosts: 736
    The White flowers in amongst it look like Hedge garlic - Allariaria petiolata. They can gown quite tall about a meter but sometimes flower much shirted than that. Leaves are slight garlic/pepper flavour and can be used in salads.
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  • WilderbeastWilderbeast East YorkshirePosts: 1,309
    @WillDB do you always eat unknown plants, perhaps wiser to ask before trying 🤢🤢
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,452
    edited May 2020
    I do sometimes have a nibble, yes. I had a hunch it might be some sort of brassica, looking at the flower, and it had a familiar look - vaguely remember seeing clumps of it around allotments - so I had a very small bite out of a leaf. 

    I was out looking for curled dock to try eating. Not very tasty to be honest. I did try some of the hedge garlic too, which was rather nice. But this horseradish plant tasted great, very fresh tasting and not pungent.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,361
    The flowers there that look like a brassica are Hedge Mustard as Butterfly says above  ... which is a brassica and very tasty in a salad or sandwich when young  
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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,452
    I was referring to the thing which looks almost like a head of broccoli forming from the horseradish plant, bottom right of the first picture.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,361
    Ah .... got it 😊 
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