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Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum) Edible parts: Young leaves can be used as a potherb, sautéed or used fresh in salads. The leaves contain protein, iron, vitamin A and vitamin C. Young seedpods can be a substitute for black pepper.  The flowers can be tossed into a salad. This entire plant can be put into a food processor along with turmeric, vinegar, miso, garlic and salt to make wild mustard. Collect roots, wash them, crush them and add vinegar and salt you have a horseradish substitute.

Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum) Edible parts: Young leaves can be used as a…

Amaranth (pigweed) Leaves are high in vit. C. Tender leaves can be cooked for 10-15 min., or added to salads. Leaves of some species can be unpalatable, so it is a good idea to sample the leaves before you gather a large quantity.    The numerous tiny black seeds are highly nutritious. They are high in protein, and contain vitamins E, and B complex. they can be mixed 1 part seed to 2 parts water, brought to a boil, covered, and simmered for about 25 minutes, or until the water has been…

Amaranth (pigweed) Leaves are high in vit. Tender leaves can be cooked for min., or added to salads. Leaves of some species can be unpalatable, so it is a good idea to sample the leaves before you gather a large quantity. The numerous tiny bla

Garlic mustard is an invasive weed that incidentally tastes great. So, protect the environment and eat up.

042615 Wild Garlic Mustard ~ Garlic mustard is an invasive weed that incidentally tastes great. So, protect the environment and eat up.

*KUDZO* Pretty much the entire plant is edible and is also known for medicinal values. We were blessed to find this great patch of Kudzu surrounded by Blackberries. The leaves can be eaten raw, steam or boiled. The root can be eaten as well.

Fifty-two Plants in the Wild You Can Eat

*KUDZO* Pretty much the entire plant is edible & is also known for medicinal values. We were blessed to find this great patch of Kudzu surrounded by Blackberries. The leaves can be eaten raw, steam or boiled. The root can be eaten as well.

Wild Edible Plants - Indian Cucumber Root... remember, as always, if you aren't 100% certain of a plant's identification, don't eat it.

Wild Edible Plants - Indian Cucumber Root... remember, as always, if you aren't 100% certain of a plant's identification, don't eat it.

Eat the weeds? Chickweed ... who would have thought ... boy, we could eat our back yard, provided there were no chemicals on it ...good site for edibles information!

"chickweed’s stems, leaves, flowers and seeds are all edible" more plant info and a couple of recipes after link.

Indian Cucumber Root. Doesn't always have the to tiers. The small white tuberous root is crunch and slightly tangy. There's a look alike plant, the Starflower, that is net-veined instead of parallel veined and is not edible.

Has parallel veins & Doesn't always have the two tiers. The small white tuberous root is crunchy & slightly tangy. There's a look alike plant, the STARFLOWER, that's NET-VEINED (not parallel veined) it's NOT EDIBLE

Quote: "Dock - a perennial weed in the buckwheat family. In early spring basal leaves emerge from a stout taproot. By summer the plant has reddish & rigid stems 2-4 ft tall; then flower stems show up with greenish flowers. There are 2 types of dock (curly and broadleaf). As an edible plant, its leaves are rich in vitamins A and C, containing an easily digested iron that is essential. Use the youngest leaves in salads and the older leaves for teas or stir fries."

Quote: "Dock - a perennial weed in the buckwheat family. In early spring basal leaves emerge from a stout taproot. By summer the plant has reddish & rigid stems ft tall; then flower stems show up with greenish flowers. There are 2 types of dock (curly

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Amaranth/Pigweed is a common weed that is highly nutritious! Use the greens in soups, stir fries, or salads. eat the dried seeds raw or roasted. The seeds are very high protein and have lysine, fiber, and calcium. A single plant can produce seeds!

Common Burdock - learn about range and identification of burdock, use of burdock for food and medicine. wildlife uses of burdock.

Common Burdock - Weekly Weeder #30

Shepherds Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medic) Edible parts: Leaves can be eaten raw or cooked (raw is healthier). Young leaves used before the plant flowers is a tasty addition to salads. The leaves are a cress and cabbage substitute that becomes peppery with age. Flowering shoots can be eaten. Seeds can be used in salads, but they are so tiny you’ll need patience to collect them. The root is edible; dried and ground up is can be used as a ginger substitute.

Shepherds Purse (Capsella bursa pastoris) is wild, edible and nutritious food. Identify shepherds purse via its pictures, habitat, height, flowers and leaves.

This is a good link. Contains info about how to make cleaver seed coffee & cleaver deodorant. Also some other herbs to blend with cleavers to make them more effective for treating the kidney/bladder & for asthma/breathing problems. I wonder if you could dry cleavers and smoke them in a pipe to help with asthma?

Cleavers make an excellent cleansing tonic that purifies the lymphatic system and urinary tract. Cleavers help remove toxins from the blood and intestines. They also make a cooling drink when treating feverish conditions. Cleaver tea is often used as a wa

A great list of common plants that resemble edibles but are actually non-edible, toxic or deadly

(this is TANSY RAGWORT and is deadly to livestock) A great list of common plants that resemble edibles but are actually non-edible, toxic or deadly

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