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a treasured high-vitamin edible and medicinal herb. Brought it with me from Queens, set it into the large raised bed at side yard. Haven't taken it out of the planter yet though.

So when you plan on getting rid of those pesky dandelions. Don't throw them out.  They are extremely nutritious and can be cooked several ways.  Italians love them actually and those Italians do make great food.  Here are some recipes.  This is only afew of the many.

5 Yummy Things to Do With Dandelion

Backyard Forage for this Cream of Dandelion Soup Recipe (Melissa Breyer for TreeHugger)

Red clover's constituents are thought to stimulate the immune system. (It has been a traditional ingredient in many formulas for cancer.) Red clover also contains the blood-thinning substance coumarin

Red Clover: Herbal Remedies

Red clover can be used as an herbal remedy to treat the immune system and congestion. Learn about this herb and how to make red clover herbal tea.

Identifying usnea: one attachment to tree, inner core of the "trunk" is white and sometimes elastic, "leaves" are usually gray-green and round (not flat)

Usnea: Food and Pharmacy Lichen - Eat The Weeds and other things, too

Weed - Chickweed is an annual wild edible that grows in many locations and as hardy as it is, chickweed is quite delicate. This is an easy-to-grow plant that’s healthy to eat and it produces flowers throughout the growing season even in hot, dry conditions. Chickweed is multi-functional because its presence decreases insect damage to other plants. This plant has a lot of health benefits and is full of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients.

Chickweed flower - Chickweed is multi-functional because its presence decreases insect damage to other plants. This plant has a lot of health benefits and is full of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients.

Edible parts: PINEAPPLE WEED flowers and leaves are a tasty finger food while hiking or toss in salads. Flowers can also be dried out and crushed so that it can be used as flour. As with chamomile, pineapple weed is very good as a tea. Native Americans used a leaf infusion (medicine prepared by steeping flower or leaves in a liquid without boiling) for stomach gas pains and as a laxative.

Edible parts: PINEAPPLE WEED flowers and leaves are a tasty finger food while hiking or toss in salads. Flowers can also be dried out and crushed so that it can be used as flour. As with chamomile, pineapple weed is very good as a tea.

Non-GMO food: Merriwether's Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Texas & the Southwest

] - Edible young leaves and flowers (brewed to make an anise-flavored tea). Goldenrods also sometimes form round galls, which are caused by a fly grub that is also edible or useful as fishing bait.

The garden you never knew you had part 2: this is a link to a site that talks about all you can do with kudzu and other "1000 wild edibles"! very informative, very interesting:)

Kudzu - wow, I knew the leaves were edible. But it sounds like it's pretty much edible from the top to the bottom, except the seeds and seed pods. He even has 5 kudzu recipes. for jelly, stir fries, etc.

Survival Food In The Wild | Wild Food Guide: How to Identify the Best Wild Edible Foods -- Photo 2 ...

Wild Food Guide: How to Identify the Best Wild Edible Foods 25 plants, including hickory nuts and black walnuts

Stinging nettle

Stinging Nettle Stingers Nettle is used in shampoo to control dandruff and is said to make hair more glossy, which is why some farmers include a handful of nettles with cattle feed.

Elderberries (and elderflowers) are a wonderful edible and medicinal plant, plus they're easy to forage for!

Foraging for Elderberries

Elderberries (and elderflowers) are a wonderful edible and medicinal plant, plus they're easy to forage for! Wine or jam better than prescribed cough medication. Great for sore throat

Stinging Nettle- All parts have stinging hairs, underside of leaf the least

Newsletter 9 January 2012 - Eat The Weeds and other things, too

Wonderfully wild nettle: minerals and magic (recipes for Nettle Chai Tea and Tincture)

“What is a weed?” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Welcome to the third post in the Wonderfully Wild series!

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