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old man's beard

Officially Clematis vitalba, also known as 'traveller's joy' In springtime, the tender sprouting new leaves are foraged int to make into fritters or a frittata.

Also known as vitalbini in Tuscany, vitacchiose in Lazio, or visoni in Veneto.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

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