Is Pseudognaphalium californicum (a type of cudweed) edible?
- Hi everyone (I'm new here),
Does anyone here know whether this type of cudweed (Pseudognaphalium
californicum) is edible? I'm asking b/c there is a traditional
Vietnamese sticky rice dish that uses a related(?) plant called Jersey
Cudweed (Gnaphalium affine D. Don), which grows in Asia, to give it a
distinctive flavor that I want to try. But I live in SoCal, where the
other type of cudweed is supposedly native & easy to find, and thought
I might use this instead. I'm sure the flavor won't be exactly the
same, but I've read that it's an aromatic as well. By the way, I've
never tried Jersey Cudweed before, so I won't know how the aromas will
compare. But I still like the idea of trying wild herbs that's
abundant in my area. So if anyone knows anything about this plant,
please do tell. Thanks!