Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Edible Wild Plants/Bladder Campion

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Bladder Campion

Description: The calyx of the flower is a balloon-like structure shaped like a melon. The flowers are deeply cleft.

Where found: Found in Canada, south to Missouri, east to Virginia. Grows in dry ground, along roadsides, etc.

Availability: Spring

Use: Collect the leaves in early spring before the plant is more than a couple of inches high (5 cm). Boil them in water for 10 minutes and eat them as greens.