Periparoba

I have been wondering about this plant for years, because one day it suddenly seemed to show up on the back patio, growing through cracks in the pavement.  

Now, not only have I identified it, I have eaten it.

Here in Brazil it is known as PariparobaPiper umbellatum, and apparently has many medicinal uses

Some photographs I’ve taken in the past few years:

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Solange took about three of the leaves, cut them into small pieces, cooked them in butter, milk, nutmeg and salt.
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