Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Yesterday it was here, in Central Park's Ramble.
I was on a scouting mission - looking for edible plants for a foraging walk. I hadn't been in the park for about a month, and things change fast. There were lots of holes -blue sky visible in the wooded Ramble, where trees from the last couple of catastrophic years - intense storm cells, October snowfall, tornado, Sandy - have been cleared. And there was a forest of Japanese knotweed. Absolutely out of control. It needs to be eaten. Seriously.
These beautiful white violets are very tall, about two feet high. Viola canadensis. Common name, well, tall white violets.