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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
Achnatherum hymenoidesIndian Millet, Indian ricegrass30
Araucaria angustifoliaParana Pine. Brazilian-pine, Candelabra-tree.20
Araucaria araucanaMonkey Puzzle Tree51
Araucaria bidwilliiBunya-Bunya, Monkey Puzzle Tree, False Monkey Puzzle30
Artocarpus camansiBreadnut, Kamansi41
Artocarpus heterophyllusJackfruit52
Artocarpus integerChampedak40
Artocarpus mariannensisSeeded breadfruit, Marianas bread43
Astrebla squarrosaBull Mitchell grass40
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, Pupunha52
Barringtonia edulisVutu kana, Cut nut32
Barringtonia novae hiberniaePao Nut32
Barringtonia proceraPao nuts, Cut nut32
Bauhinia thonningiiCamel's foot tree, monkey bread32
Brosimum alicastrumBreadnut. Maya nut32
Brosimum utileCow Tree, Palo De Vaca32
Castanea crenataJapanese Chestnut30
Castanea mollissimaChinese Chestnut32
Castanea sativaSweet Chestnut, European chestnut52
Castanea speciesChestnut Hybrids42
Castanopsis acuminatissimaCastanopsis chestnut, White oak30
Castanopsis inermisBraided Chestnut, Berangan30
Castanopsis javanicaSpiny oak, Java chinkapin tree20
Castanopsis tribuloides 20
Ceratonia siliquaCarob, St. john's bread32
Chenopodium bonus-henricusGood King Henry42
Coix lacryma-jobiJob's Tears33
Cordeauxia edulisYeheb. Yeheb nut32
Distichlis palmeriNipa. Palmer saltgrass, NyPa Wild Wheat40
Elymus hispidusKernza. Wild triga, Pubescent wheatgrass,40
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