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By HobbitDave
This is a curious plant with lovely pale pink flower heads. It did well last year and is even better this year after a Ďno-mow Mayí.
It goes by the unusual name of Bistort, or Meadow Bistort. It has been used as a garden herb for centuries I discovered, especially in Yorkshire where a traditional dish called Easter Ledge-pudding (Kath??) was made, using it as a side-dish to lamb. (The inventiveness of Yorkie cooking, as well as using seasonal plants for good health is inspiring).
Curious Iíd never seen it before moving here, and certainly hadnít come across the name. Any free and edible green garden plants canít be bad!

Tags: Yorkshire Wild Edible Garden Flowers and plants Wild flower Herb Bistort

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26 May 2022 10:17AM
Beautiful images Dave,
26 May 2022 10:35AM
It's a new one on me Dave, beautiful set of this colourful plant.
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
26 May 2022 10:43AM

Arne Smile
26 May 2022 10:53AM
Two great images, I never knew what this was called, thanks for the info. I'm from Yorkshire but never heard of that pudding, must look up how it's made.
26 May 2022 11:15AM
A great looking plant and interesting info, Dave. Lovely images.

26 May 2022 12:17PM
A beautiful plant and it has uses too. Have not seen it that often. Debs
Fenfotos Plus
6 32 3 United Kingdom
26 May 2022 1:42PM
two super images.
26 May 2022 2:42PM
What a beautiful plant and a very interesting narrative Dave. Iíve never heard of it.

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
26 May 2022 3:25PM
Easter Ledge-pudding? Never heard of that in my 75 years on planet Yorkshire 😲 A nice looking plant though, Dave 👍🏻
Trev 😀
26 May 2022 4:38PM
This is from Wiki, Trev.
Easter-ledge pudding, a traditional Cumberland, Lake District and Yorkshire dish served at Easter and during Lent, (it is sometimes also known as Passion Pudding, Herb Pudding or Bistort Pudding).
I hadnít heard of it either. Are there some secret Yorkshire Easter-ledge pudding eaters somewhere?😀 thereís s few recipes on the net for it too.
taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
26 May 2022 5:20PM
What a pretty plant--I would like to grow this one!
capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
26 May 2022 6:04PM
Fascinating info to match the images.Smile
26 May 2022 6:07PM
An unusual and beautiful flower, well captured, Dave.
It's interesting to read about its uses!

JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
26 May 2022 6:14PM
Terrific shots and info., and esp. love your version
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
26 May 2022 8:21PM
Very good both of them , Dave! SmileSmileSmile

cbrundage 9 4 United States
26 May 2022 9:00PM
Lovely plant - I hadn't heard of it.
26 May 2022 10:42PM
Beautiful image *****
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 172 16 United Kingdom
27 May 2022 12:30PM
Excellent DaveSmileSmileSmile


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