Common yarrow, Achillea millefolium, is a wonderfully useful herb for humans and makes a great companion plant. We’ll share how to find it (or grow it) and how it’s used.
What if I told you there were wild greens that you can use like spinach, which are even more nutritious than spinach, and you can get them for free? Lambs Quarters (Chenopodium album) is a favorite wild food because it’s easy to identify, harvest, and use.
If I told you that a wild edible plant was used as a substitute for both egg whites and okra, you’d probably think, “That’s crazy!”, but common mallow can indeed do both. We’ll share how to identify this common weed and put it to use for food and medicine.
Marsh Marigold, Caltha palustris – Weekly Weeder #45 – range and identification, role as a wildlife habitat, uses for food and medicine.
Wild Cucumber (Echinocystis lobata) festoons the landscape with fragrant flowers from midsummer into fall. We’ll share photos and tips for identification, and answer some common questions about this rowdy wild neighbor. Wild cucumber is also known as Balsam Apple, Prickly Cucumber, Wild Balsam Apple, Wild Mock Cucumber and Lace Pants.