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Have you seen this purple, fuzzy looking weed with square stems and teeny tiny pink flowers popping up in lawns? Meet Lamium purpureum, a mint family plant known as Purple Dead Nettle. It is edible and high in antioxidants, those cancer-busting compounds we can all use more of! Source: http://firstways.com/

Purple Dead Nettle: A Weed That’s Good To Eat February 2011 by Rebecca Lerner "Hurry with this one — it does not stick around and will be gone before late spring!

lambsquarters- eating it as greens and as grain, high protein content in seeds. Link contains good info from Susan Weed.

lambsquarters, pigweed, young leaves eat in salads, adult leaves boil 30 min. eat, older plants had lots of seeds eat as a grain has high protein content. Link: Wise woman of Ezine by Susun Weed contains good info.

Wild Mustard - sinapis arvensis

Wild Edible Weeds

Identifies wild food which may be eaten. Wild mustard is found in the wild in many parts of the world. It blooms between February and March. You can eat all parts of the plant- seeds, flowers, and leaves.

Plantain...typically referred to as a weed is, is really a magical plant with many medicinal uses. Plantain has the power to pull out toxins, infections and foreign substances from the body. This makes a plantain poultice an excellent remedy for insect bites/stings, splinters, boils, cuts and scrapes, burns and even toothaches. It's also a great blood cleanser.

plantain herb Plantain, a common weed, is perfect for bites and stings. Either make up a tincture with dried leaves and apple cider vinegar, or crush a few fresh leaves and slap on a bite when you're out in the yard.

Shepherd's Purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris. Edible Utah weed. Medicinal. Distinctive heart seed pods when flowers.

Shepherd's Purse - Weekly Weeder #15

Shepherd's Purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris - The greens of shepherd's purse are fairly mild (it's in the mustard family, which tends to have rather bitter greens). They can be eaten raw or cooked

American pokeweed is a weed native to eastern United States. It is also commonly referred to as pokeweed, poke salad, and poke salet.

Foraging: American Pokeweed, we called it poke salet. (salad) So good with bacon and and egg scrambled in it.

Pineapple Weeds. The buds taste like...Pineapple :)

Wild "Pineapple Weed" Chamomile ~ heals bonds or issues between mother and child, helps us maintain a calm awareness of ourselves and our surroundings so that we can remain free from injury and risk, promotes harmony between humans and mother earth.

May to July - Cleavers / goosegrass - Young shoots and or tip of older plants raw or boiled 10/15 minutes. Serve warm with butter or olive oil, sale and pepper. The flower tops are eaten or used to make a refreshing drink.

May to July - Cleavers / goosegrass - Young shoots and or tip of older plants raw or boiled minutes. Serve warm with butter or olive oil, sale and pepper. The flower tops are eaten or used to make a refreshing drink.

Goldenrod / Edible parts: All aerial parts of the plant can be used. The flowers are edible and make attractive garnishes on salads. Flowers and leaves (fresh or dried) are used to make tea. Leaves can be cooked like spinach or added to soups, stews or casseroles. Leaves can be blanched and frozen for later use in soups, stews, or stir fry throughout the winter or spring.

Goldenrod The flowers are edible and make attractive garnishes on salads. Flowers and leaves (fresh or dried) are used to make te

Joe Pye Weed Weekly Weeder @ Common Sense Homesteading

Joe Pye Weed - Weekly Weeder #35 - Common Sense Homesteading

Joe Pye weed - range and identification, habitat plant for wildlife, especially bees and butterflies, food and medicinal uses, why its called Joe Pye Weed.

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

Rue is one of the oldest and garden plants cultivated for medicinal use introduced in England by the Romans, much used by the Ancients Used in small amounts rue can ease headaches, especially those caused by nervous tension. The leaves can be applied externally in poultice form to relieve sciatica.

herb-of-grace – also known as rue, one of the oldest of garden plants cultivated for medicinal use; introduced in england by the romans

Today’s featured plant is stinging nettle, Urtica dioica, also known as common nettle, slender nettle, tall nettle, stingers, wild spinach, plaything and devil leaf.   Range and Identification of Stinging Nettle The Wisconsin University Bioweb states: Urtica dioica was originally found in

Stinging Nettle - Weekly Weeder #16

Today’s featured plant is stinging nettle, Urtica dioica, also known as common…

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