Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sour Grass

A few days ago another Georgia blogger at My Little Corner posted a picture of sour grass. I think it's also called goat grass. When I was growing up I'd chew on some of this for the sour taste. It looks similar to clover only it's much smaller and has tiny yellow flowers and heart shaped leaves.

35 comments:

Andrea said...

When you were growing up did you not think about animals tinkling on grass and weeds? And you would chew on this? EWWWWWWW
Interesting, the heart shaped leaves but no thanks on the samples.

Andrea said...

By the way, I love your new blog look.

JunieRose2005 said...

Dot,


Thats a very pretty plant! I don't think I've ever seen it!


Oh- and the barn I love - OF COURSE!!



Junie

my little corner said...

Dot, I see you did find some of the grass....I have been meaning to get a picture with the yellow bloom.......

Andrea LOL guess when your a kid you don't think about that......LOL

But it is EWWWWWW now that I think about it.......

Dot I also like your new look.....good work.....

Paulie said...

It's very pretty and there's a good chance that no animal peed on it. lol I think kids have lots of allergies because they don't eat a little dirt/germs now and then like we did growing up. Ü

And even if something peed on it, you survived and lived to tell about it!

Ash said...

Love the yellow popping out! Very nice photo.

Ash said...

Oh, and I love your new blog layout.

Mike said...

Mmm. I need to go find some to chew.

The Texican said...

Hi Dot. Love that old barn in your header. Chewed and smoked all kinds of plant material growing up. No governmental agency to protect us either and guess what, we are still here to write about it. :)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

It's a really neat picture... great effect!
It seems a lot of folks are going to this blog layout now... nice choice, Dot.

Judy said...

Love the new look. I have never seen that before. I does resemble clover.

happyone said...

I grew up in NJ and we had this there too and I used to chew on it also. I never knew the name of it.
Your new blog format really shows off your pictures well. I like it!!
I miss your DOT license plate when you leave comments though.

April said...

I love the photo of the barn! These old structures touch my heart every time I see one.

Neal said...

I chewed that also when I was a kid. I have to laugh when I see people worrying about whether an animal peed on it. They should go read the FDA requirements for something like peanut butter....:)

PEANUT BUTTER

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Insect filth: Average of 30 or more insect fragments per 100 grams
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Rodent filth: Average of 1 or more rodent hairs per 100 grams

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

ohhhhhh this are the lucky leaves right??? how do they call them in English again? I like them anyhow , very welldone I like them also the post below is great!

Btw :I might be nor reacting for a while because I am next week in hospital for a surgery on my shoulder, after that I have to take care, and I 'm not able to blog, I'm returning soon I Hope..

Have a good weekend my friend

Daryl said...

Love the new look .. and I always thought THAT was clover!

:-Daryl

Rose said...

I chewed on this as a kid, too, and still do occasionally.

DeeMom said...

very pretty grass

Carletta said...

I'm laughing at Andrea's first comment - I wonder if she grew up in the country? :)
Lovely photo.
I like the new look too!

ga.farmgirl said...

Oh yes, very familiar plant, but I havent' chewed on it . There is a Billy goat's grass that I chewed on, and didn't wash it either.
Do you know about it? I still chew on it ever once and a while.
Have a good weekend.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

How about that, I've never heard of it. We had a mint bush? or plant? outside of our house before we renovated it. Unfortunately it didn't make it with the construction, but it sure smelled good for awhile!

Lovely shot. Very crisp and clear!

Rose said...

I love the barn in your header!

granmal said...

I remember chewing on sour grass, but it didn't look like this. Maybe there is another kind. No way would I chew on grass today. too many animals may have visited.

You have a new look - nice!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I've never heard of sour grass before. Hmmm. I thin I need to investigate this!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I just checked ut the sour grss. I thought it looked familiar. LOL We call it oxalys here, at least I do. I never know you could chew it, though.

Dick said...

Good close-up, I think it grows here too.
I like the new layout, maybe I have to ask you now how to do things in HTML!!!!!lol

Ida said...

We have another plant in Norway that we call "Sour Grass". The girls like to chew on it.
Your yellow and heart shaped "Sour Grass" is cute.
How can you eat it.....? LOL! ;)
I like the changes on your blog.
Very nice! :)

fishing guy said...

Dot: Very cool picture of such a simple thing.

Sister--Three said...

We chewed on a clover like plant too...but it was different from this. I will find it and take a picture. It had a purple tinge to the leaf.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i love the photo and i also had to smile about Andrea's comment that was too funny.

thanks for the stop over and yes we are back, had a great time.

Ok so you have been busy too with a whole new look, is this a different one from as i thought you changed it, maybe it was on Picture this.
still trying to catch up with all bloggers.

Craver Vii said...

That's not clover? I need to borrow somebody's goat! That stuff came up all of the sudden and it's all over my front lawn!!!!

Stardust said...

Ahh... you've given your blog a fresh look, great!

I thought this sour grass look sweet nevertheless. I like the look of the leaves and the sweet flower. =)

Rick said...

Never knew it was called that. I have enjoyed catching up on your blog this evening Dot. I need to borrow some of that scenery and bring down here...;-)

Dina said...

This same chamtsutsit (="the little sour one") grows in Israel and we like to taste them too.
Pretty picture.

Max-e said...

Nice shot Dot. That is what we call clover over here.

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