For a while, it was key to us controlling the St. Augustine in the front, but now we’re planning our pathways and I’ve got a wonderful Cedar sedge spread going, along with the perennial and annual beds. Your post says it all. * * Sulks in a cherished lawn, and flourishes here where it is disinvited. Hi, Leigh. That was a very interesting post. Here are twelve native edible plants suitable for a small Texas garden. Our yard has been taken over by this naturally. Thanks. The mowed horseherb and grass makes for a pretty nice turf. Horseherb often does thrive, which is one reason some people actually don’t like it, can you believe it? What a gift from God. I’m now letting it spread in the shadier areas of our backyard, but I’m starting to remove it from the front yard as we get closer to shaping our front garden the way we want it. (California) view the full question and answer. Chickweed is easily recognised when its small white flowers are present, less so when they are not. Edible Landscaping; Urban Gardening; Browse all articles; Plants Database .  =  Horseherb can spread to areas where some don’t want it, but so can any other number of weeds. I'd like to have an attractive edible front garden that produces lots of organic food. I have never fertilized it and yet its a wonderful green color. It is really working out well: spreading and looking lush despite the drought. It makes a wonderful desk top or screen saver! NOT planted but bobs up wherever gardeners have/had lawns, even just nearby! It creates a beautiful lush green lawn and is very soft to walk on barefoot. Within the Equiset… I’m pretty relaxed about it right now — I’m just happy to be almost rid of the St. Augustine. three It was until recently, very green and I like the cute yellow flowers. It’s pretty hardy, Karen. I can honestly say it was breathtaking. Why, horseherb represents the very nature of Goodness itself. Wow! I agree with you that it is very pretty. We do mow it in spring or if we’re having a vigorous growing summer (not often in Austin) and otherwise we let it go and it keeps our topsoil from eroding. I’m hoping that in the spring I’ll finally be able to get the rest of the Bermuda out. Horseherb has always been willing to come back for me. If not do you have a similar alternative? It looks very verdant and covers up the brown spots well… sometimes a little too well, as you can’t always see what you’re stepping on. It isn’t for everybody, though, and that’s just how it is. Thanks for posting!! To some people it is a nuisance; to others it is an interesting and ancient herb that has earned its rightful place in history, the medicine closet and beauty products. My Horseherb turns from friend to foe as soon as it crosses the edging. Hello all, I got a Serma hen to add to my flock of other bantams about a month ago and her comb has turned purple-ish on one part. It’s all over my yard, and I’m wondering if people can eat it? Diane, I have transplanted clumps of horseherb successfully here in the Texas Hill Country. Well, in some yards it can be a big nuisance. Have an opinion? At first, I was concerned, but then noticed that it was quite attractive. Hi, Marlene. I wouldn’t grow it in California. Why do I love it? Yea horseherb! We are in desperate need of a low maintenance ground cover in Hockley, TX and this sounds perfect. wow its looking terrific in mass planting. Perhaps in the fall you can transplant a few horseherb plants to the areas where it died away. My horseherb is hanging in there despite the drought, but it will look much better if we ever get any rain. Frances. Whether it can compete with the grasses you have, I can’t tell you, though — you might need to “weed the grasses to put in the (so-called) weeds”! . garden resources. Horseherb has delicate yellow flowers, while frog fruit can tolerate full sun and has white flowers. It looks great. your own Pins on Pinterest Since it is so very common, if it were really delicious, someone would have talked about it by now. Good clear images will be very helpful in links or books. They focus on edible woody plants and other edible perennials that don’t need to be replanted annually, and they include species that serve as living mulch and enrich the soil over the long term. Diane, I know they sell it at Natural Gardener, but it’s pretty easy to increase the numbers using what you have, too (from what I’ve read). I’d appreciate your thoughts on how the two compare. growing softwood cuttings are taken from late spring to mid-summer. I have it all over in my backyard. I am going to attempt to transplant the horseherb into this bed. While some see it as a weed others will find a very durable ground cover made for foot traffic. I believe horseherb is considered somewhat deer resistant — I can’t vouch for what they’d do during hard times, though. Congrats! I’m looking for a ground cover my my yrd in FL. I have been encouraging it for the past 5 years. Count me in as a convert and fan of horse herb. I live in arizona please be aware horse herb can be an irritant to some dogs. Do you think horse herb would do well in flowerbeds under my live oaks? My various grasses are dying from the drought, but this is thriving. Do you think this will grow in full sun in East Texas? Horseherb or frog fruit are an excellent native groundcover in shady areas. An organic Pecan farmer near Georgetown (contact supplied privately on request), has done a lot of work with Elaine Ingham and has repeatedly told me that Horseherb is a desirable ground cover. Those are the dearest little flowers…so dainty. what’s that about caterpillars? It’s definitely under-appreciated, Deanna. Help…after reading all the previous postings…and viewing the pics, I wonder if what I have is horseherb…the stems have a purplish color to them and the leaves look a little more elongated…I do remember seeing the tiny yellow flowers. Plus, it is a pollen source for little native bees and a caterpillar host plant for Bordered Patch butterflies. Didn’t know of this plant before. It really is a “love it or leave it” relationship for many folks, Ros. I live in the Houston area. Nice pics! In a systematic review of 12 clinical trials published in 2012, for instance, horse chestnut seed extract improved leg pain, swelling, and itching in people with CVI when taken for a short time. Any suggestions, either about the armadillos or the transplanting? So eat slowly and see how it goes. I love it! I was doing it on a trial basis. Awesome sight. What can I say . I am afraid to leave it and let it grow because I do not want it in my grass…although, after all this time I have not noticed it on the other side of my sidewalk…any suggesstions? Keep us posted. - 0 ft. 8 in. I plan on transplanting this year to have more. I’m in love with my horseherb. Hi, Ashlyn. I’ve had munching dogs and digging dogs and dogs that open gates. The few times it’s encroached on a flower bed, it was easy to yank out and keep away with mulch. Here’s just a few of the health benefits of purslane: Seven times the beta-carotene of carrots Six times more vitamin E than spinach I hope that helps! By Abundant City. Edible Landscaping; Urban Gardening; Browse all articles; Plants Database . I’d love to see it replace Asian jasmine, as well — now THAT is a plant that will take over a garden bed and yard. What I loathe is the Bermuda Grass and St. Augustine in my yard. All encompassing and beautiful, once embraced. It spreads by both seeds and runners, which means that if the goal is to remove all of it, you’re going to have a challenge. Mine would graze on it all day if I let her. … However, the extract can cause some side effects, including itching, nausea, or gastrointestinal upset. . Does anyone know anywhere to buy this at any retailer in the North Texas area? They keep us busy, don’t they? Soft on the feet of little children, yet hardy enough to withstand the misery of drought. I’m a horseherb convert. I can’t wait for it too finish taking over. The berry of this plant is edible. Research suggests that horse chestnut seed extract may be useful in treating CVI. April 09, 2008 - Hello, I find horse-herb everywhere. I love horseherb, but I’m a bit leery about recommending it to clients. Black Medic – Medicago lupulina Bur Clover – Medicago polymorpha Horseherb Straggler Daisy, aka. There doesn’t seem to be much of a gray area on this one. Plants Database; Search by name; Search by characteristics; Plant Combinations; See All New Database Photos; Tools & Apps . EDIBLE GARDENS Natural Ways to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Garden. Like ferns, horsetail plants reproduce via spores and they have a very deep rhizome system that can tunnel up to 3 feet under the soil. I noticed this stuff growing on campus at Texas Woman’s University. A poem my Grandmother embroidered on a picture . Horsetail has two spring offerings: the tan-colored fertile shoots that appear early in the season are edible. Hi, Alice. As for the grass, your best bet is to dig it out or try some method of sheet mulching or solarization. I love that the flowers support pollinators. We do alot of hiking and would like to know what we could eat in emergency situations, as well as supplementing our diet when we camp. Wow! That is an extra bonus as we are on a sloped property with retaining walls and have watched our neighbors yard sink 1 1/2″ below ours and lose all topsoil. the people said “a weed”. Hated yet, enduring. You are absolutely correct, it is purslane. I’m glad to hear that mammals like it! -Jackie. If I switch over, I’d like to place a barrier around my property to protect my neighbors,and if I can do it with cheap and low-profile plastic pound-in sections, rather than concrete, that’d be a great selling point. I have only horse herb in my backyard it has been here for many years and is nearly 2 feet thick in some areas it seeds are everywhere. I have a horrible yard with nothing but grass burrs and milkweeds. I’ve never bought any — I’m just encouraging what I can to spread. It doesn’t look like it is native to CA, which means that it could become an out-of-control non-native weed in your area or eventually even across the state — I’m sure you wouldn’t want that kind of result! I can’t imagine walking on it…maybe it’s the lizard (or snake) thing. elliptic spike-rush . thanks. There doesn’t seem to be much of a gray area on this one. How’s it looking now, Carol? where can you buy this? Live in Austin and Heatwave of 2011, I let the St Augustine grass dry and die out. What a nice surprise, plus I love the little yellow flowers that appeared after a brief rain shower. If you’ve ever walked past a field of horseherb, you are presented with an incredibly lush sea of green, with the daintiest of little yellow flowers throughout to catch your eye. Very interesting, Jason — I’ve never heard of it being an occasional irritant. It can be hard to break away from the mindset of “pristine lawn.” Perhaps if you had a controlled patch and kept everything else looking nice, it might appeal to others. My barren new backyard has grown some horse herb with recent rain. … It’s an eco-friendly solution to having a lawn without having to resort to heavy chemicals or fertilizers or ridiculous amounts of water to sustain it. I mow mine just to give it a more manicured look. But don’t necessarily blame your neighbor — horseherb can be found everywhere. And now that i had thought about it, i dont recall ever seeing bermuda grass in thick horse herb. In a wildflower field, I have to imagine that it would be another competitor, but it’s going to depend on the goals you have for your yard or area. My other neighbor, on the other hand, has lots of horseherb, and it looks lovely. Do you know if Horseherb is toxic to dogs? She can FLY and seems to do it a lot without being provocated in the slightest. Bit by bit I’m actually removing mine from the front yard because I finally settled on the look I wanted — I’m using Cedar Sedge to create a rolling turf. If it gets into St. Augustine it will definitely kill it as it gradually takes over. Thanks for introducing me to something new. We mow it down because it’s mixed in with various wild grasses. I do think it would try to spread. I did so at the beginning of this past summer, with record-breaking high temps and drought. go native! I also live in Austin, and I have this growing naturally in my yard, too. You're at Seismique. In the field, lilies can be identified as having six petals and flowers that are radially symmetrical (meaning they can be cut into identical halves from any point through the center). I love it!! But two years ago the deer came and had a feast, nibbling it clear to the ground. This sounds like a great solution. Martha, I can’t confirm either way, but I think if it were a concern, it would show up on a toxicity database, since it is such a prevalent plant in many areas. If you have shade, then you probably already have this native creeping into your lawn. That’s why people with grass lawns don’t care for horseherb — me, I’m wishing my grass would die and let the horseherb grow instead! Can I just gently pull some up at TWU and transplant it in my yard? Thanks for letting me know, Paul. It will look best if it gets water from time to time, so don’t expect it to look great during the summer if you don’t get a little rain or water a bit. Question: July 28, 2005 — We were asked if the seed pods of the wild sweet pea are edible. 30 Medicinal Herbs and Common Uses. There’s still plenty of horseherb in the backyard, though! Not just horses, but other mammals including dogs and humans can be … Thanks! Where horseherb exists in my yard, the Bermuda grass no longer dominates — in fact it’s not visible at all. The wildlife aspect sounds perfect and being a native another plus. Here are 25 wild animal stories that happened in Texas in 2020. I’d pull the horseherb back first. Hi, Nancy. Raw horse chestnut seeds, leaves, bark, and flowers contain esculin, which is poisonous. I want to plant Horseherb in my back yard since nothing grows there except the oak trees but I have a concern. Gigi, assuming TWU doesn’t mind if you take some from their grounds, it’s pretty easy to transplant. display: none !important; Well tomake a long story short …this plant has invaded my yard and it looks absolutely beautiful! Later, the green stalks of horsetail appear as a separate plant. Probably about 70% of the back yard is covered in it. (California)view the full question and answer, Question: July 28, 2005 - Do you have classes or information on identifying wild edible plants that could be found in Texas?view the full question and answer, Question: September 24, 2005 - Hello, I would like some resources for identifying native edible plants in Central Oregon. Straggler Daisy, Prostrate Lawnflower, Hierba del caballo, Horseherb Calyptocarpus vialis is Naturalized in Texas and other States. It pulls up easily if it comes up where not wanted and will grow in between stepping stones. These can be used as medicine, but are not eaten. My advice is: Don't try it. The less the better and if I could (without being in trouble with our Homeowner Association) I would remove it completely. I'd love to see it replace Asian jasmine, as well -- now THAT is a plant that will take over a garden bed and yard. I’m not sure which I would prefer. The new move came after seven straight days of high hospitalization rates. Thanks. That’s not to say it’s perfect for every landscape, but it’s much preferred over Bermuda grass, in my opinion! Thanking you in advance for any help you could give. As long as it grow, I’ll never have to buy hay again! Many reasons to give it a chance. Different microbes support different things. It causes mouth and stomach irritation and can be toxic in large enough amounts, so avoid letting your chickens near any wild buttercup. Width: 0 ft. 6 in. Ours stays in place with the horse herb and looks beautiful and lush. Both can be mowed. So far I have had no complaints from the HOA or the neighbors, but who knows. Thanks for the tidbit of info — I hadn’t heard that before! I never installed a lawn at my house, so it doesn’t matter to me where it grows. I don’t think we have it in Europe (???) It’s a little offputting since I’ve typically sworn at it (in particular, its stolons, its buried nodules, and its three-inch roots), but if you can’t beat ’em… . I noticed today (hence my goolge search which led me here) that a customer of mines yard has bermuda grass doin its agressive thing. Excellent photos Meredith. Your email address will not be published. I’ve seen some gorgeous fields, and each time I was mesmerized by the beauty and serenity of the scene. I have a feeling I'll be dabbing runaways real soon with an old shoe polish bottle. But it’s good to know of the possibility –thanks for sharing. I’m a new homeowner and we’ve been upset our back yard is mostly weeds. we got this big yard that my wife was wanting to spend lots of $ on planting grass. Dimensions: Height: 0 ft. 4 in. It thrives in shade or sun, is not picky about the soil, tolerates traffic, … You may love it but your neighbors may not. And the field at Hornsby Bend was that times 30 in size. Answer: Mr. Smarty Plants hasn't been able to find any information about the possible edibility of Calyptocarpus vialis (straggler daisy). I tried to dig some up and transplant it to the mud pit out back, but it died instantly. I struggle to keep it out of my flower beds – even on the opposite side of the house – even my neighbors on the other side are having problems with it as are the people down our alley. I’m of the former variety. I’d love to have that for a lawn of green with bonus flowers. Yes, it is invasive, but no more so then anything else and at least it is pretty. This is awesome!! Thank you for the photos of the beautiful fields of horseherb. Less water keeps it low? I apologize for the delay in responding — I was on vacation with the kiddoes. In that case, I’d probably call it a weed, too, if it were spreading like crazy and didn’t belong there! Hopefully your dog is just fine and hasn’t chewed up your house and yard completely! So I’d start small while we’re in a drought, though you might be getting more rain up there now than we are. Thanks so much for your thoughts. Do you know how deep the stolons will run? People either truly love this little groundcover or hate it with a passion. I think the horseherb could prevent them from germinating, Tina, if it covers them that densely. This season it is in one of the flower beds and I like it. I do like the little 1/8″ yellow flowers all over the place. FLOWER: panicle; June to July. I have a beautiful grove of live oaks in my front yard and for years had wide-leaf ivoy as ground cover beneath them. Hi, It has taken over my property due to irrigation. It will definitely spread, though, but maybe you can eat all the baby sprouts, hehe. So pretty. If you don’t find a retailer, try looking around in friends’ yards. Hi, Kathy — I think horseherb will be happy to come back once the conditions are right. Common Chickweed is an edible wild green that I have written about in a previous article. Hi Meredith, I am with you on this one hundred percent. how do I get my horseherb back? Many have showy blossoms, some are evergreen, a few are edible and yet others are fatally poisonous. I’d love to get some seed or plants for my property. You probably wouldn't get violently ill if you tried some (if it were deadly poisonous, I feel sure it would appear in at least one of those toxic databases), but you could possibly have some unpleasant reaction to it. I never planted horseherb, but between it and Bermuda Grass, I can’t help but choose it over the other, my nemesis. View All Apps; Vegetable Planting Calendar; ... HorseHerb by tx_flower_child: Oct 5, 2018 10:13 AM: 1: Plants for the chicken yard - ones they will leave alone by Bonehead: Oct 2, 2020 12:46 PM: 12: Adding … Is it edible, too? . In Southern California it’s called Dichondra and people spend their Saturdays manicuring it. E-mail me at meredith @ greatstems . I guess it would depend on the effect I’m trying to create. I think we’re talking about two different plants, but the scenario sounds similar. Elaborate myths were built around these medicinal plants highlighting their sanctity and believed origin. I still may do some of that but the horse herb sounds like a more economical approach. Birds that eat it include northern cardinal, northern bobwhite, yellow-shafted flicker, brown thrasher, and wood thrush. A perfect, poetic description of horseherb — thank you for sharing! Must admit to not having followed your blog regularly – but really like it and will be back. Also easy to control from beds with a trimmer or pull our directly. five But now I think I’ll embrace it! Ah, Horseherb (Calyptocarpus vialis), also called Straggler Daisy. Edible fruit Fragrance Wildlife Food Source Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems): Heat, drought, and soil compaction tolerant. IT IS NOT DEAD! We don’t water here, so ours thrives best with a little more protection from the crazy Texas sun. I can understand that. - 1 ft. 0 in. Just wondering how horseherb compares to wedelia. I rarely see caterpillars on them, honestly. Save up to 75% off most-loved scents at Bath & Body Works. Neutral: On May 30, 2002, Wingnut from Spicewood, TX (Zone 8b) wrote: I like this little native Texan. englemann's daisy.jpg. IMG_8474.JPG. Love it, in your yard. I like it a lot and have it growing in various spots in my yard. Like this in between all. We found varying experts' opinions on the hardiness of Mahonia, ranging from hardy to USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 4, to Zone 5, to Zones 6 to 9. I’m in Austin, too. That same foliage that gives the little ground lizards cover can also hide dog turds and rocks, so watch where you step, especially if it has grown tall. Dwarf white clover might work, too, and is available as seeds. - City-Data Forum. That has helped prevent the crawl in the yard but it still gets in my flower beds and it is really really difficult to kill. Oh my goodness, I had no idea this little weed is edible, is full of omega 3, benefits the soil, the list goes on…Thank you again for your help! com, I just had to thank you again for your help! Again, when Yellow Pimpernel’s pretty yellow flowers are present, the plant is relatively easy to recognise (and differentiate from Chickweed). The question is going to be if they are hardy in your area. And think of all the happy little lizards that will zip underneath the foliage! But as a lawn alternative, I do like it, particularly if you have enough moisture to keep it consistently visible. Like to keep it that way!. Just make sure you haven’t been using any … At least horseherb is native. . I love horseherb! Great article… thanks for posting. So how about you? This concern is that my neighbors may not appreciate it spreading to their lawns. I think this would be a fascinating scientific study! If you truly have Milkweed, that’s a valuable and critical plant for Monarch and Queen butterflies — I’d hate to see you get rid of it! Edible: The City of Austin's Native and Adapted Landscape Plants says that is "somewhat deer resistant", which might indicate that it isn't very tasty—at least not to deer. and cvs., Zones 3–9) Vine layer. There’s a nursery in Belton, Texas, that sells horseherb seeds: Sweet Briar Nursery & Gardens. Growing where other plants dare not, horsetail plant is a member of the Equisetum family and is closely related to ferns. As the runners began to dry out, little sprouts of what I thought was a weed took its place…but I just discovered that the “weed” is actually horse herb. Another native shady option is pigeonberry, which has pink flowers and tiny red berries that attract wildlife. If you're near Leander, you should come visit my place and talk food forests. Just another way that it a plant with a love-or-hate history! Maybe some horse herb in bermudagrass but….n e ways…so i think there is hope for my clents that suffer from bermuda grass in ther beds. Horseherb, Calyptocarpus vialis, papershell Horseherb. Interesting. .hide-if-no-js { As a member of the mint family, henbit acts as a gentle digestive aid and has also been historically used as an astringent and vulnerary or wound-healing medicine (Tilford, Gregory L. Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West. THAT is what that’s called!! For those who keep a grass lawn, horseherb is a competitor, and it can be difficult to get rid of. You probably wouldn't get violently ill if you tried some (if it were deadly poisonous, I feel sure it would appear in at least one of those toxic databases), but you could possibly have some unpleasant reaction to it. . It took us 7+ years, but we no longer have any grass lawn and do not own a lawnmower. I paid to have a below ground concrete barrier installed. ... Frog fruit (Phyla nodiflora, Zones 8–10), horseherb (Calyptocarpus vialis, Zones 10–11), creeping thyme (Thymus spp. Some homeowners actually buy horseherb and plant it as a shade groundcover. But I imagine that horseherb would be an annoying competitor in your situation. However, we also haven't found it listed on any of our favorite toxic plant databases: Cornell University Poisonous Plants Informational Database, Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System. Humble yet strong. Do you prefer to love it or leave it? Rockets' James Harden explains appearance at nightclub, We finally figured out what the parents in 'Home Alone' did for a living, Downtown HTX is one step closer to being linked to far west side, The country's first commercial space center is coming to Houston. I’ve had this in a portion of my back yard for years, but thought it was a weed. Renee. We are in older neighborhood with no HOA, and I’m sure the entire neighborhood with the exception of one house has horseherb. We were trying to remove it for a while. Martin, glad to hear you enjoy horseherb, too. But as bonus, horseherb also attracts small butterflies, including sulfurs and skippers. This plant is adorable and sounds perfect for my needs in the Bay Area (California) BUT I can’t find it for sale anywhere, at local nurseries or online. native plant society of tx. What is this plant taking over my yard? I am most happy! Ah, Horseherb (Calyptocarpus vialis), also called Straggler Daisy. The cuttings are first placed under glass or plastic, but once roots form and begin to I think I got mine at North Haven Gardens. i would love to grow it. We chose to let this lovely native take control of our yard so that we don’t have to worry about watering or mowing. Right now, it is common in thin lawns on shallow soils in sun or shade. It forms a nice clump of small yellow flowers amid small, green leaves. But for now I prefer to embrace its desire to spread. If this plant can take some foot traffic, why not have it as an alternative to the water thirsty grass lawns? Sun in summer and it loves my flower bed…and I am not enjoying.... 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