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Botany and Vocab VI

Sea Rocket or Cakile edentula is the subject of today's post.


The many uses of wax myrtle! Bayberry scented wax for candles, seasoning for food, bug repellent, herbal medicine.

Burdock- You can eat the leaves and the peeled stalks of the plant either raw or boiled. The leaves have a bitter taste, so boiling them twice before eating is recommended to remove the bitterness. The root of the plant can also be peeled, boiled, and eaten.

Edible Wild Plants: 19 Wild Plants You Can Eat to Survive in the Wild

Edibles Burdock (Arctium) The taproot of young burdock plants can be harvested and eaten as a root vegetable. Plants are cultivated fo.

50 Tips to Spot Morel Mushrooms | Iowa Outdoors magazine and Iowa DNR

with an awesome link to the morel migration from Mexico to Canada! 50 Tips to Spot Morels IA DNR website

Pineapple-weed (Matricaria Discoidea) in Manitoba

Wild Edible Plants of Ontario this is pineapple spiral weed- native t North America, invasive to Europe.

Foraging DOs and DON'Ts

Foraging DOs and DON'Ts

edible mallow - the original marshmallow treat was made from the root of this plant. Boiled in water, it makes a (don't gross out) mucilaginous goo. Add beaten egg whites and sugar, and you have marshmallows.The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Tea made from mallow is a soothing demulcent, meaning it heals the mucous membranes, like lungs and digestive tract.

edible mallow - the original marshmallow treat was made from the root of this…

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 100,000 seeds! The leaves have vitamins A and C, iron, fiber, calcium, and manganese. Amaranth is a highly sustainable food crop because of its drought resistance and fast rate of growth and proliferation.

Abundance: common What: young leaves, seeds How: Young leaves raw or cooked, seeds eaten raw, roa.

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