Traveller’s-joy, Old Man’s Beard

Traveller’s-joy, Old Man’s Beard (Clematis vitalba) is a climbing plant. It adorns hedgerows and shrubs across Europe. Many admire its white flowers and feathery seed heads. 

This plant also has a lesser-known history of use in cooking. From ancient Roman times to now, people have written about and enjoyed eating it. It has been a part of Tuscan cuisine for generations.

Note that the plant is toxic, so eat with caution.