Lesser Celandine - Edible?

zone5shadeFebruary 28, 2014

Has anyone tried eating Lesser Celandine? What does it taste like when cooked?
I just shoveled the snow and there were leaves growing under there. I want to eat it into submission but I don't trust sites that say it's okay when cooked.
How would I even find a lab that could test a plant for toxicity?

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Ask Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222.
They can search their extensive database for reliable info.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 12:03AM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

The WebMD site says this plant is unsafe in any quantity.

Here is a link that might be useful: About Lesser Celandine

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 7:06AM
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zone5shade

Shucks. There goes that idea.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 5:02PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

You may want to check out eattheweeds.com, if you haven't already.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 11:50AM
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zone5shade

That's a new one. Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 2:04PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

I wouldn't even think of eating anything in the Ranunculaceae.

"Ranunculaceae contain protoanemonin, which is toxic to humans and animals. Other poisonous or toxic compounds, alkaloids and glycosides, are also very common." (WIki)

    Bookmark   March 6, 2014 at 11:04AM
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