Evil twin warning…spurge alert
1 July 2011 § 11 Comments
After yesterday’s happy purslane post, with a recipe for purslane and potato salad, I have to warn you the super-nutritious, quite tasty wonder weed, purslane, has an evil twin. The look alike – sinister spurge.
Spurge – even the name actually sounds like a bad guy – is more wiry than the lovely, voluptuous Shakespearian sounding purslane. It also emits a white, milky substance (latex) when you snap the stem.
Check carefully before you start making salads from your yard. Safer to buy purslane from the Farmers’ Market.