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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
Abelmoschus moschatusMusk Mallow,Musk Okra23
Abies firmaMomi Fir, Japanese Fir10
Abies lasiocarpaSubalpine Fir, Alpine Fir22
Abutilon theophrastiChina Jute, Velvetleaf, Butterprint Buttonweed Jute, China Mallow, Indian Velvet Leaf32
Acacia aneuraMulga Acacia30
Acacia auriculiformisEar-Pod Wattle, Black Acacia, Earleaf, Black wattle10
Acacia concinnaShikakai, Soap-Pod21
Acacia coriaceaWiry Wattle, Acacia, Leather Leaf30
Acacia longifoliaSydney Golden Wattle, Acacia30
Acacia mearnsiiBlack Wattle, Late black wattle13
Acacia retinodesSwamp Wattle, Water wattle20
Acacia sophoraeCoastal Wattle, Acacia20
Acer glabrumRock Maple, Rocky Mountain maple, Douglas maple, Greene's maple, New Mexico maple, Torrey maple21
Acer macrophyllumOregon Maple, Bigleaf maple, Oregon Maple31
Acer negundoBox Elder31
Acer rubrumRed Maple, Drummond's maple, Swamp Maple31
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Acer saccharum grandidentatumBig-Tooth Maple, Canyon Maple, Rocky Mountain Sugar Maple40
Acer saccharum nigrumBlack Maple41
Acer tataricumTatarian Maple20
Acer truncatumShantung Maple, Purpleblow Maple10
Achnatherum hymenoidesIndian Millet, Indian ricegrass30
Achyranthes asperaDevil's Horsewhip23
Achyranthes bidentataNiu Xi23
Actinidia deliciosaKiwi Fruit51
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Aegilops speltoidesGoatgrass10
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