Flower of the Day: May 21, 2019. Chrysanthemum Greens

The stems of these pretty flowers are edible. It has a fresh earthy scent that tastes great in spicy fish stew. But growing up, I remember eating these greens raw: sometimes my mom would make this as a side dish seasoned with minced garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, and spicy red pepper seasoning as a side dish.

This is my first time seeing them grow in its entirety. I could’ve mistaken them for daisies except the stems were leafy, tall, and windy. I think they look romantic and vintage-y.