17/2/18 Beautiful tri-colored heart-shaped leaves of Fish Mint (Houttuynia cordata var. 'Chameleon'). Spotted this intriguing culinary/medicinal plant in the herb garden at @royalbotanicgardensvic, and thought it looked more ornamental than edible. Turns out this unusual plant is native to Asia, and so called because it tastes fishy and pungent when eaten raw. Along with the leaves, stem and roots are also consumed in salads and rice paper rolls in South-east Asia. The plant also produces small white flowers that have a scent like orange or coriander, and these are dried with leaves to make a traditional herbal tea in Japan, Korea and China. A first seeing this most peculiar plant.