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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
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - Calamus34
Aegle marmelosBael Tree, Golden Apple, Bengal Quince33
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agave cantala agaveAgave20
Agave parryiCentury Plant, Parry's agave, Mescal31
Agave utahensis discretaCentury Plant31
Agave utahensis eborispinaCentury Plant31
Albuca canadensisSlime Lily, Albuca10
Albuca majorSlime Lily10
Alcea roseaHollyhock32
Aloe arborescensCandelabra Aloe, Tree Aloe, Mountain Bush Aloe25
Amaranthus mangostanus 20
Amaranthus tricolorChinese Spinach, Joseph's-coat, Fountain Plant, Tampala , Summer Poinsettia31
Ananas comosusPineapple52
Angelica archangelicaAngelica, Norwegian angelica33
Angelica atropurpureaPurplestem Angelica22
Angelica genuflexaKneeling Angelica21
Angelica keiskei 20
Aponogeton distachyosWater Hawthorn, Cape pondweed, Vleikos20
Aralia continentalisManchurian Spikenard20
Aralia cordataUdo42
Aralia schmidtiiSakhalin Spikenard20
Arctium lappaGreat Burdock, Gobo45
Arctium minusLesser Burdock35
Arracacia xanthorrhizaArracacha40
Artemisia schmidtianaSagebrush, Silvermound, Wormwood, Mugwort10
Arundinaria giganteaCane Reed, Giant cane31
Asparagus abyssinicus 20
Asparagus acutifolius 30
Asparagus adscendens 21
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