The first edible wild greens are growing now. I bought some wild mustard (senape in Italian) at an organic farmers market just over a week ago. The farmer said that wild mustard grows at the edges of a field. It was the first time that I've tried wild mustard. They were the first basal rossettes, but some of the leaves were quite large. In a short while the plant will have yellow flowers.
Raw, the leaves tasted slightly peppery. I wilted them in a frying pan with olive oil, chilli pepper and garlic which had been cooked a little before. I was a little disappointed as the taste was not what I expected. It was a bit "heavy" and the peppery taste was lost to the other flavours. It was very warming and my cheeks felt rather hot afterwards. It also felt quite heavy on my stomach.
I think it would have worked better blanched for a few minutes and served with oil, salt and lemon juice.