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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
Artemisia ludovicianaWhite Sage, Louisiana Sage, Prairie Sage, Western Mugwort22
Asclepias erosaDesert Milkweed20
Asclepias speciosaShowy Milkweed32
Asclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed, Swamp Butterfly Weed, Marsh Milkweed32
Asclepias subulataRush Milkweed01
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed, Silkweed, Milkweed32
Asclepias tuberosaPleurisy Root, Butterfly milkweed, Rolfs' milkweed, Indian Paintbrush33
Couma macrocarpaBarca, Milk Tree, Couba, Sorva, Sorva grande42
Euphorbia antisyphiliticaCandelilla20
Pittosporum undulatumCheesewood, Australian cheesewood, Cheesewood, Pittosporum, Orange Berry Pittosporum, Victorian Box00
Quercus variabilisChinese Cork Oak22
Solidago leavenworthiiLeavenworth's goldenrod01
Solidago nemoralisOld-Field Goldenrod, Gray goldenrod11
Typha angustifoliaSmall Reed Mace, Narrowleaf cattail53
Larrea tridentataCreosote Bush - Chaparral22
Simarouba amaraParadise tree, bitterwood34
Caryocar villosumPiquia30
Caryodendron orinocenseTaccy Nut, Nuez de Barinas31
Chiococca albaWest Indian Snow Berry, David's rot, Skunk-root, Snowberry.02
Euphorbia abyssinicaCandelabra Spurge02
Oenocarpus batauaPataua Palm. Bataua32
Shorea javanicaDammar, White meranti10
Rhus copallinaDwarf Sumach, Winged sumac, Flameleaf Sumac, Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac42
Rumex patientiaHerb Patience31
Ericameria nauseosaRubber Rabbitbrush12
Grindelia hirsutulaGumweed, Gum Plant03
Pittosporum resiniferumPetroleum nut03
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