Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ice Plant

Ice Plant with Cottage Cheese
This is an interesting plant called "ice plant," which contains salt in these beads-like things called bladder cells. Here, this ice plant seems to be gaining popularity as a vegetable rather than an ornamental plant. I just love the crispiness of these leaves. :)


K and S said...

I tried this at a restaurant once, very interesting plant.

obachan said...

It sure is, isn't it? There is a curry place in town here where they put this in vegetable curry. :)

Patzie said...

I have seen that before but haven't tried. I was a bit skeptical about it, I guess :)

cookiecrumb said...

It's captivating! We have "ice plant" in California, but it's a thick, boring succulent. I wouldn't eat it.

obachan said...

It does look different. And as far as I know, it doesn't have much nutrition. But I thought that the crispiness was worth trying.

Oh, Hi!! So nice to hear from you.
I read about the ice plant in California. It's an invasive species, right?

cookiecrumb said...

Hi, Obachan. glad you are well. I guess the ice plant is invasive here, but it's also known as "freeway plant" because it is deliberately used for highway landscaping. Pretty flowers. Ha ha.

Anonymous said...

missing you in action
Hope everything is ok there.


Anonymous said...

So does it also taste salty? I've never heard of such a plant -- looks very interesting! What's the larger pile of white stuff on top of the leaves in the lower right part of the picture?


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