In flower today, these are very easy flowers to overlook.
Yesterday I barely saw the Buttercups for the Silverweed. Seeing a meadow full of bright yellow flowers with their very distinctive foliage I knelt down and very carefully took a photograph of a Meadow Buttercup. Only then did I realise that most of the little yellow flowers in front of me were not Silverweed at all and it can work the other way as well.
Just to make that point, I have been looking through my “Silverweed” file and have found this next photograph, taken in 2011, amongst my own pictures of Silverweed.
It is not 🙂
Silverweed has, in the past, been an important food source. All parts of the plant are edible but it is the root that has the most significance. I expect that you would like me to write about the real “Poor Man’s Potatoes” but the time to harvest the root is Autumn and this is Spring. We will dig some up and eat it later in the year.
Today it is flowers.