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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
Acacia angustissimaTimbre. Prairie acacia. Fernleaf Acacia23
Acacia catechuCutch tree, Catechu acacia12
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
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Albizia lucidiorPotka siris tree00
Alnus acuminataAlder02
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Alnus jorullensisMexican alder, Evergreen Alder00
Alnus nepalensisNepalese Alder01
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Amorpha fruticosaFalse Indigo, False indigo bush10
Amphicarpaea bracteataHog Peanut, American hogpeanut51
Amphicarpaea edgeworthii 40
Apios americanaGround Nut51
Arachis glabrataPerennial peanut00
Arachis pintoiPinto peanut00
Astragalus glycyphyllosMilk Vetch, Licorice milkvetch10
Bauhinia thonningiiCamel's foot tree, monkey bread32
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo Pea42
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Calopogonium caeruleumWild jicama00
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