Now available: PLANTS FOR YOUR FOOD FOREST: an important new book from PFAF. It focuses on the attributes of plants suitable for food forests, what each can contribute to a food forest ecosystem, including carbon sequestration, and the kinds of foods they yield. The book suggests that community and small-scale food forests can provide a real alternative to intensive industrialised agriculture, and help to combat the many inter-related environmental crises that threaten the very future of life on Earth. More >>>

Follow Us:
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Achillea millefoliumYarrow, Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow34
Chamaemelum nobileChamomile, Roman chamomile25
Elytrigia repensCouch Grass23
Equisetum arvenseField Horsetail23
Equisetum hyemaleDutch Rush, Scouringrush horsetail, Horsetail, Scouring Rush, Rough Horsetail22
Equisetum telmateiaGiant Horsetail11
Matricaria recutitaGerman Camomile15
Urtica angustifolia 30
Urtica breweriStinging nettle32
Urtica californicaStinging Nettle, California nettle22
Urtica cannabina 30
Urtica dioicaStinging Nettle, California nettle55
Urtica gracilisStinging Nettle33
Urtica holosericeaStinging Nettle32
Urtica hyperborea 30
Urtica incisaScrub Nettle30
Urtica lyalliiStinging Nettle33
Urtica parviflora 31
Urtica piluliferaRoman Nettle33
Urtica platyphylla 30
Urtica proceraStinging Nettle, California nettle32
Urtica serraCalifornia nettle32
Urtica thunbergiana 30
Urtica urensAnnual Nettle33
Valeriana officinalisValerian, Garden valerian23
Valeriana phu 21
Valeriana sambucifolia 23
Valeriana toluccana 22
© 2010, Plants For A Future. Plants For A Future is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Charity No. 1057719, Company No. 3204567. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified (but some can). Please view the copyright link for more information.
Web Design & Management