These were one of the first wildflowers I became familiar with and am still getting to know; the slight peppery bite of leaf, more pronounced in the blossoms, doesn't fail to startle my taste buds. They’re a sight for sore eyes coming out of winter into spring, and always cheer me up; I do so adore Violets!
Well, we know it's spring because the bloodroot has come and gone and trillium speckles the slopes. Violets are dotting the grasses, their heart shaped leaves beckoning us to take a nibble. The leaves always taste cooling to me and wet, while the flowers have a peppery bite to them. And the sight of them... Continue Reading →