- Field pansy (Viola arvensis) Dutch: Akkerviooltje - French: Pensée des champs - German: Acker-Stiefmütterchen
- German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) Dutch: Echte kamille - French: Camomille sauvage - German: Echte Kamille
- Pineapple weed (Matricaria discoidea) Dutch: Schijfkamille - French: Matricaire odorante - German: Strahlenlose Kamille
- Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) Dutch: Hoenderbeet - French: Lamium amplexicaule - German: Stängelumfassende Taubnessel
- Redshank (Persicaria maculosa) Dutch: Perzikkruid - French: Renouée persicaire - German: Floh-Knöterich
- Gallant soldier (Galinsoga parviflora) Dutch: Kaal knopkruid - French: galinsoga à petites fleurs - German: Franzosenkraut
- Creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense) Dutch: Akkerdistel - French: Cirse de champs - German: Acker-Kratzdiste
- Chickweed (Stellaria media) Dutch: Vogelmuur - French: Mouron des oiseaux - German: Vogelmiere
Flowers are delicate, and so are their flavors. So I decided to make a simple sun tea. I took some flowers of all of the plants mentioned above, added a few sprigs of pineapple weed and a few slices of orange, lemon and lime and placed them in a jar. Then I covered it all with water and waited for a few hours for the subtle flower aromas to release. Then I drank it, ice cold.
This tasted like all the joys of summer in one glass, and kind of medicinal as well (and that's meant in a positive way). One batch I left steeping overnight, which resulted in a slightly more bitter brew - but still delicious, and good for you!