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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
Asclepias asperulaAntelope Horns, Spider milkweed, Trailing Milkweed21
Asclepias ovalifoliaOval-leaf milkweed20
Asclepias pumilaLow Milkweed, Plains milkweed21
Asclepias quadrifoliaFourleaf Milkweed22
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed, Silkweed, Milkweed32
Asclepias viridifloraGreen Milkweed, Green comet milkweed32
Ballota acetabulosa 00
Ballota pseudodictamnus 00
Eriophorum angustifoliumCotton Grass, Tall cottongrass21
Eriophorum gracileCotton Grass, Slender cottongrass20
Thuja plicataWestern Red Cedar, Giant Arborvitae, Giant Cedar, Incense Cedar, Western Red Cedar12
Verbascum thapsusGreat Mullein, Common mullein, Aaron's Rod, Flannel Plant, Hag Taper, Mullein, Torches, Velvet Plant13
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