It is always amazing to read that there are places in the U.S. and other countries where people purposely plant them in their gardens.
Here they are considered to be a weed or at best an invasive wildflower.
Growing up my mom would often gather the leaves early in the spring before they bloomed.
She would wilt them in a skillet with bacon and serve them up for dinner as our veggie dish.
It was not a favorite of mine but there was no option. At that time one always had to eat what was served. (How things have changed!!)
Read somewhere that if one rolled the flowers in flour and fried them in butter they tasted a bit like morrels. I tried doing this once - probably won't do that again.
(Fried morrels are fabulous and there is no substitution for the real thing.)
Over all the plant is rich in vitamins and exceptionally nutritious...just doesn't suit my taste buds.
My father- in- law always loved to see a patch of them blooming. To him they were pretty and signaled that warm weather had arrived.
Guess it all comes down to perspective. Where one sees a weed another sees a lovely flower.
Perhaps it is a lot like life...circumstances may seem like weeds but in retrospect they may be growing us into a bunch of pretty flowers.
Upon that thought I will sign off hoping all of you are seeing flowers instead of weeds growing in your garden.
"As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field;" Psalm 103:15 (NIV)