Wild sesame perilla

Following a very wet rainy season and in less than four months, the stone terraces have turned a brilliant green. At first, I had no idea what this weed was, and it turns out it’s an ubiquitous herb/spice used in Korean cuisine and known as wild sesame. It’s supposed to flower at the end of summer around September; hopefully, it’s a good nectar source. I just hope the honey doesn’t smell like the leaves 🙂

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