Smilax root 2020-04-25

These potatoes are stuck together.

[I don't think she likes it]
I don’t think she likes it

Really, I washed it.

[After cleaning]
After cleaning

Yes, you can eat these roots. They just take a lot of grinding or cooking. And Gretchen says these ones are too old and tough.

The new shoots of catbriar are much more tasty than their roots, and you can just break them off while walking in the woods.

This particular clump I dug up with the tractor dirt scoop while filling potholes in the driveway.