Wusi flower

Wusi flower

I grew up in a very remote part of Zambia (Mwinilunga) and my diet was enriched by a wide variety of indigenous plants and insects introduced to me by my Lunda friends. The leaves of this wild hibiscus plant, known in Lunda as Wusi, was and still is one of my favourite vegetables. It has a slightly sour tangy flavour which apparently is a bit of an acquired taste… They produce beautiful flowers as well and are in full bloom in the Valley at the moment.


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