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DANDELION Taraxacum officinale F. Asteraceae

Also known as: Piss-in-bed, Lion’s Tooth, Puff Ball, Cankerwort, Prince in Paupers Clothing, Royal Herb From Isabel Shipard: Description…

Started by Lissa

5 Feb 10, 2014
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

TRAD/WANDERING JEW Tradescantia fluminensis

I know this one as Wandering Jew and was stunned to find at a workshop last year that this annoying weed is actually edible. So it has some…

Started by Lissa

4 Dec 16, 2013
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

Cobbler's Pegs-like Plant

Thank you for the photograph, Joseph :-) When is a Cobbler's Peg not a Cobbler's Peg? When it's a Thickhead. Botanical name is Crassoceph…

Started by Elaine de Saxe

8 Oct 29, 2013
Reply by John Ward

SWEET VIOLET Viola adorata

From WEED FORAGERS HANDBOOK The flowers of all violets are considered edible and are used crystallised in cake decorations or made into syr…

Started by Lissa

0 Sep 22, 2013

WARRIGAL GREENS Tetragonia tetragonoides

From WILD EDIBLE DATABASE Description: A perennial branched herb. It starts growing erect but after this lies over. It then grows along the…

Started by Lissa

0 Sep 22, 2013

NETTLE Urtica urens

Photos courtesy of Weed Forager Handbook flickr pics The downside to this weed is the sting but Nettles are considered to be very nutritiou…

Started by Lissa

0 Jun 5, 2013

EDIBLE FLOWERS CHART including link to Poisonous plants and flowers chart

Edible Flowers This chart is a collaborative research project by Amy Barclay de Tolly and Home Cooking Guide Peggy Trowbridge. The links wi…

Started by Lissa

4 May 25, 2013
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

CHICKWEED Stellaria media

Also known as starweed, mouse ear, satinflower, tongue grass. This is quite a common weed. It crops up in my beds and lawns around mid to l…

Started by Lissa

6 May 20, 2013
Reply by Vanessa Collier

FIREWEED Senecio madagascariensis - NON EDIBLE

Found this weed while walking. Elaine has identified it as Fireweed and it's definately NOT edible. Senecio madagascariensis contains pyrro…

Started by Lissa

2 May 9, 2013
Reply by Lissa

Horta recipe

HORTA RECIPE • Horta is a broad term used to describe a wide variety of flat leafed plants. In Greece it is also used to describe the dish…

Started by Lissa

0 May 7, 2013


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