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  Children love to wander the yards and woods this time of year, seeking signs of spring. And how much more fun is it when you can find safe spring treats growing wild? Violets are blooming right now through the Charlotte region, and you can turn their shy purple petals into brilliant syrup and rosy […]

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By Amber Veverka   Paw paws- those mysterious forest fruits that taste like part-banana, part-mango -  are ripe across the Carolinas Piedmont. The fruits look a bit like knobby, misshapen mangoes, and when ripe are quite soft. Inside, they have a custardy yellow pulp with large, shiny black seeds. “These are an understory forest tree […]

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Elderberries are flowering now across the Carolinas Piedmont, and their lacy, white flowers are easily spotted along highways, especially in wet ditches. The flowers soon will be followed by dark-purple berries which, while rank-tasting when raw, make rich preserves when cooked. Even the blossoms can be eaten: Trimmed flower heads, cleaned of insects, can be […]

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Mulberries are ripening across the Carolinas Piedmont and on ragged edges of Charlotte city parking lots or urban parks, birds and berry-loving people alike can find a free harvest. Mulberries come in two basic forms – red mulberries, whose berries are purple when ripe, and white mulberries, whose berries are a translucent white. But the […]

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