On our first day in DC we ducked into the Botanical Gardens (it had air conditioning). While there I discovered that there is more to plants than meets the eye. I'm not much for eating my leafy greens, but tucked throughout the garden were delicious sounding plants. Here are a few.
The Oyster Plant
The Beefsteak Plant
My favorite - The Sausage Tree (I always wondered where sausage came from, though I didn't see any growing on this particular tree.)
The Swiss-Cheese Plant (to melt on the sausage, perhaps?)
The Shrimp Plant (if I could only find the cocktail sauce flower...)
And for dessert - Chocolate Soldiers.