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ANNUALS
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(An annuals is a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year)

 

BIENNIAL
See our choice of top medicinal biennials here
(A biennial is a flowering plant that takes two years to complete its biological lifecycle. In the first year the plant grows leaves, stems, and roots (vegetative structures), then it enters a period of dormancy over the colder months.)

 

BULBS
See our choice of top edible bulbs here
(A bulb is an underground vertical shoot that has modified leaves (or thickened leaf bases) that are used as food storage organs by a dormant plant.)

 

CLIMBERS
See our choice of top medicinal climbers here
(A climber is a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants.)

 

PERENNIALS
See our choice of top medicinal perennials here
(A perennial plant or perennial (Latin per, "through", annus, "year") is a plant that lives for more than two years. When used by gardeners or horticulturalists, applies specifically to winter hardy perennial herbaceous plants.)

 

SHRUBS
See our choice of top medicinal shrubs here
(A shrub or bush is a horticultural rather than a strict botanical category of woody plant, distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, usually less than 5–6 m (15–20 ft) tall.)

 

TREES
See our choice of top medicinal trees here
(A tree is a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms.)

Now available: PLANTS FOR YOUR FOOD FOREST: 500 Plants for Temperate Food Forests and Permaculture Gardens.

An important new book from PFAF. It focuses on the attributes of plants suitable for food forests, what each can contribute to a food forest ecosystem, including carbon sequestration, and the kinds of foods they yield. The book suggests that community and small-scale food forests can provide a real alternative to intensive industrialised agriculture, and help to combat the many inter-related environmental crises that threaten the very future of life on Earth.

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