Comic 677 - Wisteria

3rd Apr 2015, 10:04 AM in the rouge humingbird
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Wisteria
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3rd Apr 2015, 10:04 AM
the rouge humingbird
More flappers, Yhay! Wisteria is named after the beautiful purple flower that grows on a vine. It can become quite evasive, and choke out other plants around it. Long story short, she is not a good person. She will also be showing in Dear Marry soon.

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3rd Apr 2015, 10:25 AM
Shirokuro
Your dresses!! <3
3rd Apr 2015, 12:06 PM
the rouge humingbird
Glad you like them. I spent a lot of time researching historical fashion. Sorry if that sounded bragy, it is not suppose to.
3rd Apr 2015, 11:23 AM
Dew Whiskers
We have wisteria growing here were I live. It has a very nice but strong smell and I tend to smell the plant before I see it.
3rd Apr 2015, 12:07 PM
the rouge humingbird
It is all over the place here. if you cut it down it comes back with a vengeance. I have not smelled it yet.
3rd Apr 2015, 12:15 PM
Dew Whiskers
Really? Here you don't even have to lean in to smell it, the scent just wafts down the roads as though someone broke a bunch of perfume bottles.

I've heard only some species have the smell.
3rd Apr 2015, 12:25 PM
the rouge humingbird
Maybe I have a different kind over here, or maybe i just have not learned what the smell smells like.
3rd Apr 2015, 11:03 PM
Dew Whiskers
I just found out that wisteria flowers are edible both raw and cooked. After some research, I went outside and ate some, they are quite tasty. This plant is a member of the pea family, which would explain the flower shape, which is characteristic to the pea family. Its worth noting that the flowers are the ONLY edible part of wisteria. The leaves, stems, roots, and pods are poisonous and the seeds can and have killed people. There are some reports of there being ways to prepare the poisonous parts of the plant into food, but I don't recommended this, its not worth it if you get it wrong. Its probably similar to how pokeweed works, where it is deadly unless you prepare it correctly. Wisteria is also toxic to dogs, cats, and horses if I remember correctly.

The flowers of wisteria are attached to a single stem in the middle of each cluster by smaller stems. Both this central stem and the smaller stems attached to the flowers should be removed before consuming the flowers.

For the sake of mentioning other wild edibles from the pea family, red bud flowers and black locust flowers are also edible.
3rd Apr 2015, 2:58 PM
Donkaccino
Eeee! I love the flapper style!
Great work!
3rd Apr 2015, 9:44 PM
the rouge humingbird
Thanks