Plant ID forum: Very Spicy Tasting Plant What is it and Is it OK to use in my salad?

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Name: CuriousVegan Lim
Southern California (Zone 10b)
May 15, 2016 11:00 AM CST
2016 May 15

This plant is a weed growing in our yard very tiny and resilient. It quickly grows when there is some water. It smells and tastes minty spicy and I would like to cultivate it to add in my salad. Can you please identify it? Is it safe to eat?

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Name: Christie
43016 (Zone 6b)
Plays in the water.
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May 15, 2016 11:10 AM CST
Are there any flowers on it? How tall is it growing? It looks like it could be Rosemary. You might take a sprig of it into a nursery to compare to samples there. I would not eat it though, until you are sure. You can go to the plant data base and look at more photos to compare. Rosemary gets purple flowers.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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May 15, 2016 11:11 AM CST
FWIW I don't think it's Rosemary. I don't know it though.
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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May 15, 2016 12:52 PM CST
Not Rosemary. Would you like to hear 100's of stories about people dying from eating an unknown plant? Take it to your Univ. Extension, County agent. Please. Gene
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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May 15, 2016 5:59 PM CST
I agree

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