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Common Buckthorn | Ontario’s Invading Species Awareness Program

Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) It became widespread in Canada in the Characteristics include: Oval shaped leafs that curl towards the tip, leafs are opposite of eachother. In addition, they have a pointed thorn at the end of each branch.

Sassafras Tea, the Original Hillbilly Tonic. Learn about the Sassafras tree and how to make Sassafras Tea

Sassafras Tea, the Original Hillbilly Tonic. Learn about the Sassafras tree and how to make Sassafras Tea

soapwort from the "let's talk about soapwort" article on pixiespocket.com

Let's Talk About: Soapwort

Soapwort: This versatile plant is easy to grow, harvest, and use around the home.

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. Oh joy! I have free access to this too! :D

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.

Weegbree. Plantain has often been the go-to remedy for hikers plagued by mosquitoes. Because it draws toxins from the body with its astringent nature, plantain may be crushed (or chewed) and placed as a poultice directly over the site of bee stings, bug bites, acne, slivers, glass splinters, or rashes.

This Little Weed Is One of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet

common buckthorn: Rhamnus cathartica (Rhamnales: Rhamnaceae)

How to control buckthorn: Source: Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States.

Jewelweed is an annual native, and can be found throughout most of the United States and Canada, except for the extreme north and some areas of the southwest and Rocky Mountains

Jewelweed - Weekly Weeder #33 and Wildcrafting Wednesday

Hall's Honeysuckle (Japanese Honeysuckle) - Nice climbing vine. Loves heat. Can handle bad soil and full sun. Native of east Asia.

6 Healing Plants in Your Backyard. A tea from Honeysuckle flowers has been used in Eastern Asia for enteritis, fever, flu – and also as an external wash for arthritic joints, sores and scabies.

wild cress

Cuckoo flower or Wild Cress, Cardamine pratensis. GOOD WEED, easy to control by hand pulling. Edible "weed" with a peppery flavor.

Purslane - A nutritious edible weed

Purslane: A Nutritious and Edible Weed

Purslane - we call it a weed. This web page brings you purslane facts and purslane recipes to bolster your appreciation of this virtuous wild plant. A nutritious edible weed absolutely delicious when mixed with yogurt and garlic!

Lamb's Quarter/Goosefoot/Pigweed Scientific name: Chenopodium album What: young leaves, young stems, seeds How: Young leaves/stems raw, stir-fried, steamed or boiled; seeds boiled like couscous or grind for flour Where: yards, fields, disturbed areas, sunny When: Early spring through early fall Nutritional Value: high in vitamins A,C,K,B, minerals, and protein Dangers: Contains some oxalic acid which is destroyed by cooking

Lamb's Quarter/Goosefoot/ Pigweed - Very nutritious wild edible. Who knew, this stuff grows all over the garden and I've been yanking it up and throwing it away. Leave some for the rabbits and have some for dinner :)

Chicory (Cichorium intybus) You’ll find chicory growing in Europe, North America, and Australia. It’s a bushy plant with small blue, lavender, and white flowers. You can eat the entire plant. Pluck off the young leaves and eat them raw or boil them. The chicory’s roots will become tasty after boiling. And you can pop the flowers in your mouth for a quick snack. | herbology, herbalism, healing plants, herbal medicine

Edible Wild Plants: 19 Wild Plants You Can Eat to Survive in the Wild

Not sure if we have Chickory-Surviving in the Wild: 19 Common Edible Plants - A photo primer on 19 common edible wild plants. Also check out the SAS Survival Handbook and the U.

With all this food that grows wild, how can anyone go hungry - Great Lakes Michigan Edible Wild Plant Identification And Use

Living Afield - Great Lakes Michigan Edible Wild Plant Identification And Use

invasive species in Ontario

The American badger is in trouble, it needs help protecting its home from invasive plants!

Merriwether's Guide to Edible Plants in Texas and the Southwest...Foraging Texas

Mustang Grape [Vitis mustangensis] - Edible leaves and tendrils (cooked); very acidic skin can cause burns).

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