Foraging

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Plantain: How To Forage For And Use This Backyard Weed

Plantain weed, Plantago lanceolata, is a common in many backyards. This low-growing plant is bright green, has 5 to 9 deep veins on the leaves, and has a long shoot running up the middle. It’s commonly found in fields, roadsides and in backyard lawns. Plantain leaves and seeds are all edible. It’s new leaves are wonderful …

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Foraging For Shepherd’s Purse {wild edible with medicinal value}

Shepherd’s purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris, is a plant that is easy to identify. The base of the leaves make it look similar to dandelion as it starts to grow. At first, the leaves are rounded, but they become more deeply toothed as the plant matures. The leaves bear a resemblance to the knapsack carried by shepherds, …

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