Did you know that the Rose of Sharon, a plant that grows about 8-10 feet high with purple or pink flowers is edible?
I just found that out myself! Forgive me for not telling you how to eat it, I worry that if I did that and it turns out that my information is inaccurate I could be accused of telling people to poison themselves. WHICH I AM NOT!
I don’t know how I found out about it. I think I noticed that the scientific name was hibiscus and that reminded me of a drink mix I got at Redner’s which was made with hibiscus flowers. I thought they were some kind of foreign exotic plant and here I have them growing like weeds in my backyard.
I sent one of my daughters out to grab a branch. She came back in with the tiniest couple of flowers on a branch about 2 inches long. I asked what it was. She said” it was the part of the plant without bees!”
I said I’m going to need 6 cups of this for making a syrup and she said ” Mother, did you hear me? I said there were bees out there.”
Hmmm, apparently the bees have known all along that my plant was edible!