Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thai Red Roselle

Here is an illustration of Thai Red Roselle from earlier this year:
The SESE catalog has a lot of fun stuff to say about this beautiful plant:
Its "bright red calyxes make a "zingy" tea, sauce, or jam. The tea is widely popular in Egypt where it's called karkade. Roselle was called "Florida cranberry" in the 1890s and is still sometimes called sorrel or Jamaica sorrel. The creamy-white flowers and young leaves are edible and have a citrus tang. It is also grown in warmer areas as a thick ornamental annual hedge."
And if anyone who is reading is near Nashville, TN I have some prints up in the O Gallery in the Arcade this weekend for the gallery crawl.

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