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I'm curious about people's experiences with bladder campion, a very common meadow plant here. It is opportunistically dominating the culture in my swale and is quite lovely... Young leaves are edible but bland, flowers are nice, seed heads are pretty and entertaining. I am glad to have this plant, along with pigweed and lambs quarter, giving the grasses a run for their money in the swale's second growing season.

Thoughts? Does anybody love or hate bladder campion? I hope so- either way.
 
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I like it enough to have bought seed and introduced it to my current property, where it didn't occur naturally. The early spring greens are too bland to cook, in my opinion, but I love them as salad, where they add a faint sweet pea-like flavor. I have also noted that although the flowers are insignificant, the bees love them. So the plant earns its place.
 
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