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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
Aesculus hippocastanumHorse Chestnut, European Horsechestnut, Common Horsechestnut34
Aesculus indicaIndian Horse Chestnut31
Aletris farinosaUnicorn Root - Colic Root, White colicroot13
Arctostaphylos alpinaAlpine Bearberry21
Asimina trilobaPapaw42
Atropa acuminataIndian Belladonna03
Atropa bella-donnaDeadly Nightshade, Belladonna03
Bidens tripartitaBurr Marigold, Threelobe beggarticks22
Buxus sempervirensBox, Common box, American Boxwood12
Cannabis sativaHemp, Marijuana44
Chelidonium majusGreater Celandine, Swallow Wort, Greater Celandine13
Comandra pallidaPale Bastard Toadflax11
Coriandrum sativumCoriander - Dhania - Cilantro, Coriander44
Crocus sativusSaffron33
Cycas circinalisSago Palm, Queen sago, Fern Palm, Queen Sago Palm21
Cynoglossum officinaleHound's Tongue, Gypsyflower12
Datura inoxiaDowny Thorn Apple, Pricklyburr13
Datura quercifoliaOak Leaf Datura, Chinese thorn-apple13
Datura stramoniumThorn Apple, Jimsonweed, Jamestown Weed04
Delphinium nudicauleRed Larkspur, Larkspur01
Desfontainia spinosaTaique01
Diervilla loniceraBush Honeysuckle, Northern bush honeysuckle02
Erythrina acanthocarpa 01
Erythrina crista-galliCoral Tree, Crybabytree01
Erythrina herbaceaCardinal Spear, Redcardinal11
Erythrina humeanaDwarf Kaffirboom, Dwarf erythrina01
Erythrina x bidwillii 01
Erythrina zeyheriPrickly Cardinal01
Helleborus nigerBlack Hellebore02
Helleborus viridisGreen Hellebore02
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