Edible: Live-Forever/Orpine (Sedum Purpureum)

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Edible: Live-Forever/Orpine (Sedum Purpureum)

Postby Wildernessway Tracker » Fri May 19, 2006 6:22 pm

This plant is a great find. So many plants your afraid of trying figuring they will be bitter, but not so with Live-Forever. The plant is really succulent and contains alot of moisture in the leaves.

Edible Parts:
Leaves - raw or cooked
Tubers

Eat young leaves raw as a trail nibble to satisfy your hunger or add raw to salad. Boil Older leaves in water 5 to 10 minutes. Boil the crisp tubers for 20 min's. Add Butter or Margarine and salt to taste.

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Postby ictracks » Fri May 19, 2006 7:13 pm

We call it "Witch's purse" or "Frog's belly," 'cause, if you're careful, you can inflate the leaves. It takes some VERY gentle rubbing--I usually end up tearing the membrane--but if you do it right, you can separate the "skin" and blow up the leaf like a frog's "belly."

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Postby Wildernessway Tracker » Tue May 23, 2006 4:44 pm

lol cool, thanks I'll have to try that. I see how that could work. A hollow stem would come in handy for that.
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