Its beautiful lobes streaked with fierce, fiery, purple-red veins, this wild arugula brings it all to the table; taste, nutrition and undeniable beauty. I enjoy growing and eating bitter greens for the myriad of flavors resulting when they’re combined, as well as their nutritional benefits I wrote about here.

These Dragon’s Tongue Arugula have a bit more of a kick compared to that of their common ancestors but are certainly what the doctor ordered if you’re looking for a little bit of drama on your plate. Thanks to a shaded portion of the garden, I get to enjoy them year round; though as you would expect, the heat beckons them to flower much sooner than the cool.

Who’s the happiest girl on the block? This one!