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help need advice on a weed/plant grandfather foraged in swamp/ creek

sterlingfoodie | Mar 11, 2011 12:32 PM

growing up my grandfather in massachusetts use too harvest a swamp weed as we called it at the same time of year as dandeloin greens but found in/ near water only. we called them swamp weed and meme' would cook / boil as as you would spinach etc. heard from older relatives it could be eaten raw too. as i remember it needed to be washed of the very sandy soil it was found in, i was too youg to remember the exact shape style of foliage. i do remember it was not bitter as mustard greensetc. They don't remember the name or where he foraged it , all i know is it was wild and only foraged in spring. If anyone here knows the name of it or where to find it I would love to hear. I have no other relatives alive that remember anything about it. any info on this would be greatly appreciated. google etc just got me more confused and a little scared to try and find it on my own!
thanks i am looking for that taste and memory of years gone by
Sterlingfoodie

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