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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
Abelmoschus esculentusOkra43
Abroma augustaCotton Abroma. Perennial Indian Hemp.03
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 murrayanaMurray’s wattle, Colony wattle32
Acacia salignaBlue-Leaved Wattle, Orange wattle10
Acacia victoriaeBramble wattle. Gundabluey, Bardi bush30
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
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
Artemisia ludovicianaWhite Sage, Louisiana Sage, Prairie Sage, Western Mugwort22
Atriplex canescensGrey Sage Brush, Fourwing saltbush41
Atriplex nummulariaGiant Saltbush, Bluegreen saltbush30
Atriplex semibaccataAustralian Saltbush. Australian saltbush, Creeping saltbush20
Atriplex truncataWedgescale Saltbush20
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Balanites aegyptiacaDesert Date. Desert date, Soapberry tree32
Brosimum alicastrumBreadnut. Maya nut32
Broussonetia papyriferaPaper Mulberry42
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