Mar. 9, 2022

beaked cornsalad, Valerianella radiata

Beaked cornsalad is a weak looking little plant. It gets at most two feet tall, and can often look a little droopy and unhappy. So if it's so soft, why not eat it? Cornsalads have been a green vegetable back through our history. There are many species both here and in the old world. They may be called cornsalad because they are weedy in wheat fields? This one is ours, growing in AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, and VA. Hocking Co OH, 5/16/13. Valerian family, Valerianaceae.