AY Honors/Edible Wild Plants/Bladder Campion
Description: The calyx of the flower is a balloon-like structure shaped like a melon. The flowers are deeply cleft.
Where found: Found in Canada, south to Missouri, east to Virginia. Grows in dry ground, along roadsides, etc.
Use: Collect the leaves in early spring before the plant is more than a couple of inches high (5 cm). Boil them in water for 10 minutes and eat them as greens.