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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
Apocynum cannabinumIndian Hemp22
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Artemisia ludovicianaWhite Sage, Louisiana Sage, Prairie Sage, Western Mugwort22
Artocarpus integerChampedak40
Asclepias speciosaShowy Milkweed32
Asclepias erosaDesert Milkweed20
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
Calotropis proceraAuricula Tree, Dead Sea Apple, Sodom Apple13
Calotropis giganteaGiant Milkweed, Crown Flower, Giant Calotrope, Swallow-wort23
Cistus ladaniferLabdanum, Common gum cistus22
Copaifera langsdorffiiCopaiba, Langsdorf's copaifera14
Copaifera multijugaHayne oil, Copaiba,14
Copaifera officinalisCopaiba Balsam, Medicinal Copaiba24
Couma utilisSorva, Milk Tree42
Couma macrocarpaBarca, Milk Tree, Couba, Sorva, Sorva grande42
Eucalyptus globulusTasmanian Blue Gum, Eurabbie, Blue Gum, Blue Eucalyptus14
Eucommia ulmoidesGutta-Percha13
Grindelia squarrosaRosin Weed, Curlycup gumweed23
Larix occidentalisWestern Larch22
Parthenium argentatumGuayule00
Pinus halepensisAleppo Pine22
Pinus jeffreyiJeffrey Pine32
Pinus massonianaChinese Red Pine22
Pinus palustrisPitch Pine, Longleaf pine, Southern Pine12
Pinus pinasterMaritime Pine22
Pinus ponderosaPonderosa Pine, Washoe pine32
Pinus radiataMonterey Pine12
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