Rape / Nanohana

Yellow sea
Yellow sea

Nanohana can be seen growing in many places in Japan right now, especially around riverbanks. The young flowers are edible and can be eaten if they are lightly boiled in water, the taste is a little similar to broccoli.

The picture shows the same flower, rape, on the hillsides of Hampshire, UK. Here rape is used to make vegetable oil for cooking.