Fishwort

Fishwort the Chameleon Plant

Called Fishwort, Fish Mint, Chameleon Plant or Vap Ca Houttuynia cordata ‘Tricolour’ is a popular culinary herb in Vietnam, Northeastern India and Southwestern China. This plant over winters outdoors on Vancouver Island. It is often called fish mint because it is said to have a fishy flavour. I tried a leaf and found the flavour to be more of a bitter citrus-peel taste.

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