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This is my spring dress folks I am Saxifraga


By Arwadoo

This is my spring dress folks  I am Saxifraga  (Saxifraga legulata)

The plants grow on a terrace in my garden.The plant is one othe earliest spring flowering.The leaves are sometimes used as veg.

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its so beautiful, lucky you

17 Mar, 2010


Thats lovely

17 Mar, 2010


Oops...on your other pic of this, we thought it was a bergenia!!

18 Mar, 2010


Thank u all, Bergenia legulata is the new name of Saxifraga legulata.

18 Mar, 2010


Is it?.....thanks for that....something else new I've learned today.:-o)

18 Mar, 2010


How do you use the leaves as a veg. Arwadoo? And do they taste similar to anything I might eat?

16 May, 2011


Oh! The leaves are used in Pakoda making. Karensusane if u know what pokoda is, u can make nice pokados from the leaves of Bergenia.Bergenia grows on Rocky Mountains in the wild. Generally, people in remote areas make use of the leaves for pokoda makingin the Indian subcontenet. By the way, pokoda making is an art, onions, Spinach; cauliflower Nelambium rhizomes are used for this purpose. U can taste pakodas in any Indian sweets shops.

17 May, 2011


Ah, thank you, very interesting. I have a friend who is from Tamilnadu and I shall be asking her about it! I have never heard of it, or of Nelambium either, and sadly, we don't have any Indian sweet shops in this area that I know of......I will let you know if I manage to find one though! :))

17 May, 2011

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