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Edible & Medicinal Plants

Edible & Medicinal Plants
The information on this page is presented in an older format. We have vastly expanded our edible plants information with far more information, and far more plants. You can find this information at our new site Wildcrafting.net Abal Calligonum comosum Description: The abal is one of the few shrubby plants that exists in the shady deserts. Habitat and Distribution: This plant is found in desert scrub and waste in any climatic zone. Edible Parts: This plant's general appearance would not indicate its usefulness to the survivor, but while this plant is flowering in the spring, its fresh flowers can be eaten. Acacia Acacia farnesiana Description: Acacia is a spreading, usually short tree with spines and alternate compound leaves. Habitat and Distribution: Acacia grows in open, sunny areas. Note: There are about 500 species of acacia. Edible Parts: Its young leaves, flowers, and pods are edible raw or cooked. Agave Agave species Habitat and Distribution: Agaves prefer dry, open areas.

Edibility of Plants The information on this page is presented in an older format. We have vastly expanded our edible plants information with far more information, and far more plants. You can find this information at our new site Wildcrafting.net Plants are valuable sources of food because they are widely available, easily procured, and, in the proper combinations, can meet all your nutritional needs. Absolutely identify plants before using them as food. At times you may find yourself in a situation for which you could not plan. It is important to be able to recognize both cultivated and wild edible plants in a survival situation. Remember the following when collecting wild plants for food: Plants growing near homes and occupied buildings or along roadsides may have been sprayed with pesticides. Plant Identification You identify plants, other than by memorizing particular varieties through familiarity, by using such factors as leaf shape and margin, leaf arrangements, and root structure. Seaweeds

Edible Plants and Flowers in Europe Flowers Edible flowers are typically the most encountered type of edible plant in Europe. It is common knowledge that certain flowers, such as nasturtiums, sunflowers, jasmine flowers and honeysuckles are all edible. However, Europe is home to many other types of edible flowers. A wild example is the taraxacum flower, which is native to the continent and used for its edible seeds. Trees The arctic willow, native to northern parts of Europe, produces edible shoots and roots that are high in vitamin C. Shrubs and Annuals Chicory, native to all parts of Europe, is considered a weed. Harvesting Warnings Many of the wild, edible plants found throughout the European continent are considered weeds.

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