Did you have a name for it growing up? Are you / were you aware of its spicy peppery taste (the little green “paddles”)? Is it used in any cuisines?
I remember it from childhood in Georgia. We’d pick them, then pull off the little round green things and pop them in our mouth. Hot and spicy. Not quite like black peppercorns… they had their own taste.
Rediscovering them here on Long Island. Same plant. Wondering if they’ve ever been designated as a spice and harvested as such.