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Common Weeds Interestingly, all of these are edible.
Purslane has a bit of a mild sweet-sour taste. All parts of the plant are edible but make sure if you are wild harvesting make sure that you wash it well (it does grow on the ground) and it has not been sprayed with any pesticides or fertilizer.
Hawthorn by Gerben Certain plant species may also be a clue to a hedge's history. Hedgerows containing only one species - usually hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), or quick, or May as it is sometimes called - were often planted as a result of eighteenth century parliamentary Enclosure Acts.