List of beneficial weeds This is a list of undomesticated or feral plants, generally considered weeds, yet having some positive effects or uses, often being ideal as companion plants in gardens. Beneficial weeds can accomplish a number of roles in the garden or yard, including fertilizing the soil, increasing moisture, acting as shelter or living mulch, repelling pests, attracting beneficial insects, or serving as food or other resources for human beings. Chart Categories of beneficial weeds Pest-repellent Neem -- repels leaf eating insects Edible Habitat for beneficial insects Shelter plants Normal grass can be used as ground cover, especially in nitrogenous soils. Trap crops Trap crops draw potential pests away from the actual crop intended for cultivation. Cowpea -- attracts ladybird beetle, so planting around cotton fields protects them from sucking insects. Medicinal use Rumex -- Dock. Other Nightshade -- breaks up hardpan, allowing roots to grow deeper Indexes
Comment identifier une plante inconnue ? Quelques pistes. Si je vous dis nom vernaculaire, nom botanique, clé de détermination, genre, espèce ou encore cultivar, à quoi pensez-vous ? Si cela ne vous évoque rien c’est que vous ne vous êtes jamais essayé à la reconnaissance des végétaux. Et les autres savent à quel point l’exercice est difficile et l’apprentissage fastidieux. L’approche du printemps et l’apparition des fleurs et bourgeons simplifiera la tâche et permettra aux non initiés de reconnaître leurs premières plantes. Amateurs et confirmés de la reconnaissance de végétaux s’appuient généralement sur des clés de détermination (ou d’identification) ou flores pour réussir à nommer le végétal sous leurs yeux. Alors quelles sont les alternatives possibles pour l’apprenti naturaliste ? Les guides d’identification simplifiés Heureusement, certains ouvrages proposent des clés d’identification simplifiées et basées sur l’utilisation de ses sens plutôt que sur ses connaissances en botanique. Les clés de détermination interactives
Practical Plants Polycultures, Guilds & Companions... In addition to each plant being able to record interactions with other individual plants, users can also create polycultures or guilds of known plant combinations that work well together. We are at the very start of our collection of polycultures with The Three Sisters set up as a quick example. You can create your own favourite polycultures here: An open encyclopedia of plant information There are plenty of sources of plant information online. It belongs to all of us Everything is editable by anybody, and licensed under a Creative Commons license to be used by anybody. A specific focus for a broad audience It's simple: if a plant has practical uses, inform how to propagate, cultivate, and use it. It's practical Covering edible, material and medicinal uses, design functions, propagation, cultivation, environmental preferences, interactions, polycultures (and so on...) The flexibility and strength of a wiki-base Curious about getting involved?
Database Search To the best of our knowledge all the information contained herein is accurate and true. However we cannot guarantee that everyone will react positively to all edible plants or other plant uses. It is commonly known that many people suffer allergic reactions to conventional foods and products. Even amongst the more commonly eaten fruits, for example, there are plenty of instances where people react badly to them: Many people are allergic to strawberries and will come out in a rash if they eat them.Some people develop a rash if they touch the stems of parsnips. We strongly recommend the following preventative precautions when trying anything new: Make sure you have identified the plant correctlyTry a small taste of anything new in your diet.
Oenothera macrocarpa (Ozark Sundrops) This showy evening primrose, is a sprawling perennial that will turn heads. Oenothera macrocarpa (Ozark Sundrops) is packed with very large, mildly fragrant, bright yellow flowers that rise atop a foliage of narrow lance-shaped leaves with conspicuous silvery midribs. Blooming profusely from late spring to early fall, the flowers open for only one day, usually late afternoon and wither the next day. They are followed by very distinctive seed pods bearing 4 papery wings, ready to be blown out by the wind. Winter hardy, this low-growing perennial grows only 6-12 in. tall (15-30 cm) and spreads 12-18 in. (30-45 cm). Best in full sun in dry to medium, well-drained soils.