The Marche region gives us a wonderful, traditional Italian dish, the misticana, or wild greens salad. Unlike the mild and less nourishing lettuce-based salads, misticana relies on peppery greens such as Erba Stella the Star Herb. Also called Minutina, this wild green with slender forked leaves like a deer's antlers is sometimes called Buck's Horn.
Erba stella (Plantago coronopus) is an herbaceous plant that is remarkably hardy and suited for a quick fall crop. [...]