SUN PHOTOS BY BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGER Annemarie Post of the University of Florida/Sarasota County Extension Service, spoke about the uses of Florida’s native plants for food and medicinal aids at the Mangrove Chapter meeting of the Florida Native Plant Society Tuesday.
Purple passion flowers can be used as a sedative or calming agent, eaten raw or cooked in jams, syrups and beverages.
Tendrils and young leaves of muscadine grapes make good salad herbs.
SUN PHOTO BY BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGER Purple passion flowers can be used as a sedative or calming agent, eaten raw or cooked in jams, syrups and beverages.
BY BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGER
ENGLEWOOD — Looking for something different for lunch?
Consider the unopened blossoms and young leaves of the water lily, which can be eaten raw or boiled and buttered.
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