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Edible Shrubs provides detailed information, attractively presented, on over 70 shrub species. They have been selected to provide a mix of different plant sizes and growing conditions. Most provide delicious and nutritious fruit, but many also have edible leaves, seeds, flowers, stems or roots, or they yield edible or useful oil.

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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus esculentusOkra43
Acacia angustissimaTimbre. Prairie acacia. Fernleaf Acacia23
Acacia coleiCole's wattle, Candelabra Wattle, Soap wattle, 32
Acacia cowleanaHall’s Creek wattle32
Acacia holosericeaStrap wattle, Candelabra wattle12
Acacia koaKoa Acacia00
Acacia leucophloeaKuteera-Gum, White-barked acacia.21
Acacia murrayanaMurray’s wattle, Colony wattle32
Acacia salignaBlue-Leaved Wattle, Orange wattle10
Acacia victoriaeBramble wattle. Gundabluey, Bardi bush30
Acanthocereus tetragonusPitahaya. Barbed-wire cactus.30
Acanthosicyos horridusNaras. Butterpips32
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Acrocomia aculeataCoyoli Palm. Gru-Gru Palm, Macaw palm31
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Aechmea magdalenaePingwing. Ixtle, Pita plant30
Afraegle paniculataNigerian Powder-Flask Fruit. African afraegle23
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agave fourcroydesHenequen01
Agave parryiCentury Plant, Parry's agave, Mescal31
Agave salmianaPulque Agave, Giant Agave30
Agave sisalanaSisal22
Agave tequilanaBlue Agave, Mescal, Tequila.30
Agave viviparaMescal Casero30
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Albizia lucidiorPotka siris tree00
Aleurites moluccanusCandle Nut, Country Walnut33
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