Tsukushi Horsetail snack time!!!

つくし 土筆 Tsukushi       Horsetail        Scouring Rush

The first kanji “土” means “earth”

The second kanji “筆” fude, means calligraphy brush.

It’s an earth brush.

Tsukushi are considered Sansai or edible wild vegetables in Japan.

つくしは山菜だから、食べると美味しいよ!

Today was my first time to see its pollen.  The green color really surprised me!

今日は初めて土筆の花粉を見ました。緑の色が面白い!

These horsetails have already shed their pollen.

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