Spilanthes oleracea 'Peek a boo'

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Spilanthes oleracea 'Peek a boo'

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Spilanthes oleracea 'Peek a boo'

Unusual short lived perennial with dark foliage and an yellow ball like flower with a brown eye, that some say looks like an eye. Has a spreading or trailing habit, great in pots. The leaves are edible, a first they taste spicy, slightly metallic and make you salivate, then within a few minutes they cause a numbing effect, total effect wears off in 5 minutes. I don't like the taste, but the effect is cool. It's listed as being used as an addition to salads, although I think it sounds odd. A really interesting plant, worth growing just for the curiosity.

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