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What is this vegetable? [Solved!]

CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
edited July 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Just wondering what this vegetable is. My mum and I think it might be a mustard green. Thanks for any help.

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  • gigEsmallsgigEsmalls __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2009
    Taste it, that may help.

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Looks like a caterpillar has eaten most of it.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    Um, yeah. Are you sure that's a 'vegetable' and not just a tree leaf that has been purposefully torn? It looks awfully waxy to be a brassica of some sort. At least, any I'd want to eat.

    It certainly has a similar shape to rapa or juncea but...it doesn't look quite right.

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  • ChanusChanus Never Backward Always ForwardRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    Dandelion? It's used in Mesclun salad.

    Edit: Hmm... now that the image is a little larger it doesn't look quite the same.

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  • TinuzTinuz Registered User
    edited July 2009
    I don't think it is torn, the edge looks too regular to me (double saw tooth).

    EDIT: How about this? It doesn't look exactly the same, but it is mustard green (Which seems to have a rather plastic shape)/.

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  • ThylacineThylacine Registered User
    edited July 2009
    It definitely looks like mustard. Perhaps white mustard? It seems to have the whole 'big leaf, 2 smaller leaves' going on. But not quite the same.

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  • ChanusChanus Never Backward Always ForwardRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Tinuz wrote: »
    I don't think it is torn, the edge looks too regular to me (double saw tooth).

    EDIT: How about this? It doesn't look exactly the same, but it is mustard green (Which seems to have a rather plastic shape)/.

    Could be mustard green (also used in Mesclun salad and may be the leaf I was thinking about). Definitely looks closer than the dandelion.

    Depending on the age of the plant, the leaves will look similar at various ages, but not necessarily exactly the same.

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  • Dr. GeroDr. Gero Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Does it have a strong odor? I could be way off (since it looks like most of it was eaten by bugs) but it could be a herb used in Korean cooking. Link to said herb/veggie/whatever.

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  • KivutarKivutar Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    We have some variety of lettuce in our garden that has a leaf shape pretty similar to that, somewhat bitter, but still pretty mild.

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  • CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Nah, definitely not eaten by caterpillars - all the leaves of the plant are like that (and they're regular kind of edges). It doesn't have a peculiar smell, but it smells like something I've eaten before in some fancy salads.

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  • CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    We managed to get a hold of the nursery we got it from and it turns out it's some kind of milk thistle.

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  • EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Cicerbita alpina, its a sow thistle.

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  • CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oh, awesome. :D Thanks for that, and thanks for all the help, guys'n'gals.

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