Knotweed Honey is good
I double checked and yes this is the pretty purple flower that grows along roadside, no thorns at all, that they also call Purple Knotweed, its a wild relative of Batchelor Buttons, the old fashioned garden flower that comes in blue, pink and white, that they still sell in garden catalogs. It has many species and all can be used for a very nice tasting mild honey when flowers are more rare in late summer.I had a friend who was trying to pull it up and get rid of it as our state says to do and she set the pile of plants off to one side and there were still bees trying to get to the flowers even then, so she decided it wasn't so bad after all and will leave it be. The wild bees need to eat too. And we also benefit from it from our tame bees.
Reviewed by: Ann from Missouri.