黑甜菜/hei1tian2cai4 is in season

The English name for 黑甜菜/hei1tian2cai4 is Black nightshade, and the variety we have here in Taiwan is either Solanum nigrum or Solanum americanum.
(Also see http://nat.mhps.cyc.edu.tw/xyzplant/show.php?my_pid=197.)

This edible wild plant can be cooked in many different ways and has medicinal properties. We usually fry it with a generous amount of garlic and add salt to taste. The ripe, purple berries are delicious.

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Heitiancai on the right

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A view from above

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