Wild Pepper

khao sokThe attractive, tear-drop shaped leaves of the small vine growing here is wild pepper>

Try not to disturb this woody climber too much in looking for tendrils of flowers and fruits.

If you find green and red pepper corn seeds growing, please don’t pick them up, but leave the seed to reproduce and for other to view.

Black pepper, ginger, cinnamon and cloves, where among the babbled spices of Southeast Asian rainforest which drew Arab and later Europeans to this part of the world.

It is interesting to think that the entire western Hemisphere was an accidental discovery by European explorers just trying to gain direct access to these humble plants.