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Deer
  Deer March 14, 2009 2961
Deer generally feed in forests and on wild grasses, but when food runs out, they venture out onto the fringes - suburban neighborhoods on the fringe of rural areas - to find food.

Once they find food, they tend to return on a regular basis, usually in the evening.



Unchecked populations of deer are an increasing problem for gardeners throughout the country. If you wa
Deer
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Squirrels
  Squirrels March 14, 2009 1037
Squirrels aren't picky. They'll show up in your garden and have a feeding frenzy on your seedlings, berries, fruit, vegetables - even roots and bark. Sometimes they'll attack your larger flowers and will dig up bulbs and newly planted seeds.

You`re more likely to encounter squirrels if you leave near fields or wild land. In the spring and summer, you'll see most squirrels active in mid
Squirrels
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Graptopetalum bella
  Graptopetalum bella March 16, 2009 2285
Tacitus bellus was discovered by Alfred Lau in 1972 in West Mexico (states of Chihuahua and Sonora) at an altitude of 4,800 ft.
It grows in rocky terrain with moderate sun exposure.
Perennial Succulent plant slowly clustering. The rosettes are up to 10 cm in diameter almost flat to the ground Leaves are glabrous, approximately triangular, 25mm long, grey or bronze color.
Flowe
Graptopetalum bella
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rebecca
Lantana
  Lantana March 18, 2009 1988
Lantana camara, also known as Spanish Flag, is native to tropical regions in Central and South America. Lantana camara has been introduced into other parts of the world as an ornamental plant, it is considered an invasive species in many tropical areas.
It is sometimes known as "red (yellow, wild) sage", despite its classification in a separate family to sage (Lamiaceae), and a di
Lantana
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heidbenati
Yellow Wild Iris
  Yellow Wild Iris March 18, 2009 6076
Species include:
Dietes species:

* Dietes bicolor (Yellow Wild Iris, Peacock Flower, Butterfly Iris)

* Dietes grandiflora (Wild Iris, Large Wild Iris, Fairy Iris)

* Dietes iridioides (Wild Iris, African Iris, Cape Iris, Fortnight Lily, Morea Iris)

* Dietes robinsoniana (Wedding Lily)

D. bicolor has cream or yellow flowers.

D. grandiflora and
Yellow Wild Iris
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Sticky Purple Geranium Flower
  Sticky Purple Geranium Flower March 20, 2009 3681
Albion Basin Purple Wild Flowers
Sticky Purple Geranium Flower
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Roberta
Roberta
Red Wild Flower
  Red Wild Flower March 20, 2009 717
Red Wild Flower
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Wild white flower
  Wild white flower March 21, 2009 1213
Wild white flower
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Roberta
Roberta
White little wild flower
  White little wild flower March 21, 2009 1065
This is a macro shot.. White little wild flower
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Amanda
Amanda
Interesting purple wild flower
  Interesting purple wild flower March 30, 2009 2159
Interesting purple wild flower
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Golden Yellow Daffodil
  Golden Yellow Daffodil April 02, 2009 1389
The name comes from Greek mythology. A young man called Narcissus, who became so obsessed with his own reflection as he kneeled and gazed into a pool of water that he fell into the water and drowned.

In the myth, the Narcissus plant then grew from the place where he died. And as you would guess, you might find the Narcissus flower growing near lakes, looking into the water.

Golden Yellow Daffodil
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Leslie
House Sparrow
  House Sparrow April 03, 2009 4286
The "true sparrows", the Old World sparrows in the family Passeridae, are small passerine birds. As eight or more species nest in or near buildings, and the House Sparrow and Eurasian Tree Sparrow in particular inhabit cities in large numbers, sparrows may be the most familiar of all wild birds.
Generally, sparrows tend to be small, plump brown-grey birds with short tails and stubb
House Sparrow
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fadinha_green
Garden Angelica, Holy Ghost, Wild Celery, and Norwegian angelica
  Garden Angelica, Holy Ghost, Wild Celery, and Norwegian angelica April 03, 2009 3678
Garden Angelica (Angelica archangelica; syn. Archangelica officinalis Hoffm., Archangelica officinalis var. himalaica C.B.Clarke) is a biennial plant from the umbelliferous family Apiaceae. Alternative English names are Holy Ghost, Wild Celery, and Norwegian angelica
During its first year it only grows leaves, but during its second year its fluted stem can reach a height of two meters (or s
Garden Angelica, Holy Ghost, Wild Celery, and Norwegian angelica
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DrPerry
DrPerry
Healing Gardens
  Healing Gardens April 05, 2009 684
Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor
University of Vermont

Whether tending to a houseplant, growing some flowers, or turning an outdoor garden space into a serene and relaxing retreat, plants have the power to heal our body and our soul. The National Garden Bureau provides some examples on how we might use plants for healing, as well as their past and present use. This is not
Healing Gardens
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Variegated Jacob's Ladder - Perennial of the Month-- March 2009
  Variegated Jacob's Ladder - Perennial of the Month-- March 2009 April 06, 2009 3470
Family: Polemoniaceae, Jacob's ladder
Height x width: 12-24" x 12-18"

Growth rate, habit: medium, upright

Foliage: green with white margins tinged pink, unique for species, compound with 7-15 leaflets each about one-inch long; leaflets arranged ladder-like along long (3-7in.) leaves, hence the common name

Flowers: pale lavender-blue with white stamens, 3/4-in
Variegated Jacob's Ladder - Perennial of the Month-- March 2009
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DrPerry
Holiday Plant Toxicity
  Holiday Plant Toxicity April 07, 2009 632
Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor
University of Vermont


Several of our favorite holiday plants should be kept from children and pets, yet often they pose no serious danger in small amounts. There are many other and more toxic substances to children in homes to be mindful of, especially cosmetics and personal care pro
Holiday Plant Toxicity
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Wild Purple Pansies
  Wild Purple Pansies April 19, 2009 2149
Wild Purple Pansies
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Wild Yellow Pansies
  Wild Yellow Pansies April 19, 2009 2494
Wild Yellow Pansies
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Wild Lettuce, Compass Plant - Lactuca serriola
  Wild Lettuce, Compass Plant - Lactuca serriola April 24, 2009 9759
Prickly Lettuce, like other Lactucas, bleeds a milky sap when you break it. It is considered a weed in most places.

The leaves alternate up the stem.
The stem is prickly
mature leaves are deeply lobed with pokey prickles along the edges.
The flowers of Prickly Lettuce are yellow in color.
Leaves have a row of spines along the mid-vein of th
Wild Lettuce, Compass Plant - Lactuca serriola
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Bird of Paradise
  Bird of Paradise April 28, 2009 2985
Bird-of-Paradise or crane flower (Strelitzia reginae) is a native of South Africa and is closely related to the banana.

Means: Freedom, Magnificence, Good perspective

Official flower of the city of Los Angeles, California, USA. This plant grows wild in South Africa, and today, iscommonly found in Brazil.
Bird of Paradise
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Wild Veronica Flower
  Wild Veronica Flower April 29, 2009 2642
Wild Veronica Flower
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Virginia Bluebells
  Virginia Bluebells April 29, 2009 3280
Could also be: Mertensia longfloria,
Small Flowered Penstemon; Penstemon procerus
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Virginia Cowslip, Lungwort Oysterleaf, Wild Bluebells, Roanoke Bells

five petals fused into a tubular shape

pinkish bulb that shifts into a blue-violet color as it ripens into a flower.

Needs insects to fertilize the see
Virginia Bluebells
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Edible Yard Weeds
  Edible Yard Weeds April 30, 2009 3869
Garden Time - Don't Kill your Weeds, Eat Them
Why apply chemicals to remove your weeds, when you can harvest them to eat! We wander through a backyard to assemble a salad with a plant expert

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• Eastern Blue violet - Viola sororia
Mild Green, eat the young leaves.

• Miner's Lettuce - Claytonia perf
Edible Yard Weeds
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Yarrow
  Yarrow April 30, 2009 1239
This is Yarrow


Seedless Vascular Plants


For future reference, below is the word "Fern" translated into other languages.
• Samambaia : Portuguese
• Helecho : Spanish
• Felce : Italian
• Fougère : French

Life cycle of a typical fern:

1. A sporophyte (diploid
Yarrow
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Field Gromwell
  Field Gromwell April 30, 2009 3222
I think it is Buglossoides arvensis... not sure.

Little White Wildflower Plant
Field Gromwell
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Cryptantha
  Cryptantha April 30, 2009 1407
Fluffy White Yellow Wildflower Cryptantha
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Phlox - Unknown
  Phlox - Unknown April 30, 2009 3508
5 petal purple Wildflower Phlox - Unknown
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Edible Weeds - Amaranth
  Edible Weeds - Amaranth May 01, 2009 8822
Learn from Green Deane about Amaranth, a long-cultivated but also wild food, vegetable and grain.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vegetable Amaranth 1-2 feet high
Grain Amaranth - much taller
Leaves dark on top, silvery on bottom. Leaves alternate up the stem. Cousin to spinache.
High in protein and minerals

Can be used to make beer.
. . .
Edible Weeds - Amaranth
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Edible Weeds - Rumex Sorrel Grass
  Edible Weeds - Rumex Sorrel Grass May 01, 2009 3005
Learn from Green Deane how to identify and prepare Rumex (Sorrel) a spring time green and wild food around the world.

eattheweeds.com
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Leaves look like a little sword
Leaves turn pink when they start to die.
Leaves are very smooth, but wrinkled.
Pink and Red seeds
Buckwheat family
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Edible Weeds - Rumex Sorrel Grass
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Malibar Chestnut (Money Tree)
  Malibar Chestnut (Money Tree) May 01, 2009 7503
Pachira aquatica is a tropical wetland tree native to Central and South America where it grows in swamps. It is known by the common names Malabar chestnut, Guiana chestnut, provision tree, saba nut, and is commercially sold under the name money tree and money plant.

Pachira aquatica can grow up to 18 m (59.1 ft) in height in the wild. It has shiny green palmate leaves with lanceolate leafl
Malibar Chestnut (Money Tree)
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Cook a Chicken with a Solar Oven
  Cook a Chicken with a Solar Oven May 02, 2009 1473
This is great to know when you go camping.
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Notes:

Put your chicken and fixings in a pot inside the solar oven.
Seal the over so that no pressure or air can escape.

Hard to over-cook.
Cooks very moist.

Reflectors need to be adjusted every hour or so.

You can also use a windshield screen reflector with a
Cook a Chicken with a Solar Oven
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Eating Wild Stinging Nettles
  Eating Wild Stinging Nettles May 02, 2009 1543
There are Stingless nettles.
Under a meter tall, the smaller they are, the more nutritious.

Chewing the leaf is the remedy for a sting.
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From http://www.thebestofrawfood.com . Sergei reveals the ancient secrets of stinging nettles, where and how to pick them and how to eat them. Filmed during Sergei and Valya Boutenko's visit Amsterdam, The
Eating Wild Stinging Nettles
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Pineapple Weed
  Pineapple Weed May 02, 2009 10864
Yellow Mini-sunflower Wildflower Weed, Yellow-green corollas, with no real petals.

AKA: Disc Mayweed /Chamomilla suaveolens /Artemisia matricarioides
The flowers have a chamomile/pineapple smell when opened. They are edible and can be used in salads and tea.
The plant, when bruised, then rubbed on skin, provides a effective, yet temporary insect repellent.

Med
Pineapple Weed
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Jenny_Smith
A list of diseases of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)
  A list of diseases of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) May 03, 2009 2921
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Bacterial diseases
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• Angular leaf spot: Pseudomonas amygdali pv. tabaci

• Granville wilt: Ralstonia solanacearum formally Pseudomonas solanacearum

• Hairy roots: Agrobacterium rhizogenes

• Hollow stalk: Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora
E. carotovora su
A list of diseases of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)
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Ragweed
  Ragweed May 03, 2009 4716
The flowers look like that of a sage plant.
its pollen produces severe and widespread allergies.

Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) is the most widespread plant of the genus Ambrosia in North America.
AKA Annual Ragweed, Bitterweed, Blackweed, Carrot Weed, Hay Fever Weed, Roman Wormwood, Stammerwort, Stickweed, Tassel Weed, Wild Tansy and American Wormwood.

can pro
Ragweed
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Wild Lettuce, Opium Lettuce
  Wild Lettuce, Opium Lettuce May 04, 2009 15993
AKA: Wild Lettuce, Bitter lettuce, Laitue vireuse, Opium Lettuce, Poisonous Lettuce, or Rakutu-Karyumu-So.
The plant has been used as an anesthetic and a sleep aid, as well as recreationally. Oils and extracts can also be produced from L. virosa. These oils and extracts are often added to tea to help induce sleep.
It has also been found to increases breast milk in women, particularly when
Wild Lettuce, Opium Lettuce
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Wavy leaf Thistle
  Wavy leaf Thistle May 04, 2009 5453
Gray Thistle - Asteraceae (Aster Family)
1st year build rosette
2nd year builds stalk with flowers.

Could be Scotch Thistle
Onopordum acanthium

Bull Thistle
Cirsium vulgare

Video:
Learn from Green Deane how to identify and prepare thistles, spring time greens and wild food around the world.
http://www.youtube.com/watch
Wavy leaf Thistle
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Orange California Poppy
  Orange California Poppy May 06, 2009 7551
Bright Orange Wildflower
Pink Rimmed Flower bud with red tipped leaves

Eschscholzia californica is the official flower of California.
April 6 is "California Poppy Day".

After pollination, it has grows long, green, witch-hat buds with pink rims.

California poppy leaves can be used medicinally.
The pollen was used by india
Orange California Poppy
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Blue Flax, Prairie Flax, Lewis Flax
  Blue Flax, Prairie Flax, Lewis Flax May 06, 2009 7260
The flowers are pale blue or lavender to white, 1.5–3 cm diameter, with five petals.
Related to Common Flax (L. usitatissimum), the bast fibre of which is used to produce linen and the seeds to produce linseed oil.

Wild Geranium Flower - Unknown
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Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order:
Blue Flax, Prairie Flax, Lewis Flax
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Video: Why learn about Wild Foods
  Video: Why learn about Wild Foods May 08, 2009 1188
VIDEO:
EatTheWeeds: Episode 01: Why Learn About Wild Foods
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Eat Green. You can learn how to eat the weeds. Green Deane's foraging techniques for wild food are usable anywhere. www.EatTheWeeds.com. The introduction is edited to fit the time slot.
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Bident Pelosa / Bident Elba
Wi
Video: Why learn about Wild Foods
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Long Leaf Plantain
  Long Leaf Plantain May 08, 2009 5310
The Plantago, or Plantain can be used in the wild to stop the itch of a mosquito bite.
Chewed into a pulp or poultice, Plantain can be applied directly to the skin. The plantain has the effect of pulling toxins out.
If used continually, plantain can heal poison ivy rash, and help with almost any itch, sting, bite etc..

-DM
Long Leaf Plantain
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Fennel
  Fennel May 11, 2009 4833
Foeniculum is a genus of fewer than half a dozen species, in the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae).

It is best known for Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), treated by some botanists as the sole species in the genus. The name of the genus is derived from Latin feniculum, fœniculum, diminutive of fenum, fœnum, "hay".

With its umbrels of tiny yellow flowers and dark green or bronze w
Fennel
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Potato
  Potato May 11, 2009 2792
Based on historical records, local agriculturalists, and DNA analyses, the most widely cultivated variety worldwide, Solanum tuberosum ssp. tuberosum, is believed to be indigenous to the Chiloé Archipelago where it was cultivated as long as 10,000 years ago.


The potato was introduced to Europe in 1536, and subsequently by European mariners to territories and ports throughou
Potato
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Wild Viola - Johnny-Jump-Up
  Wild Viola - Johnny-Jump-Up May 11, 2009 7194
Wild Viola - Johnny-Jump-Up
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Prairie Mouse-Ear, Field Chickweed
  Prairie Mouse-Ear, Field Chickweed May 11, 2009 2975
Looks like a member of the rose family.
Looks similar to Mouse-ear Chickweed.

Could be also be
Cerastium alpinum
Cerastium biebersteinii
Cerastium tomentosum

http://www.learningherbs.com/ Chickweed is a wonderful wild food. It is an herbal remedy that you can use for many things. It is a great home diaper rash remedy as well. This video shows
Prairie Mouse-Ear, Field Chickweed
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Showy Wild Daisy
  Showy Wild Daisy May 11, 2009 1124
Showy Wild Daisy
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Wild Blue Geranium
  Wild Blue Geranium May 14, 2009 3004
Maybe a Northern Geranium
Geranium erianthum
Wild Blue Geranium
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Larkspur
  Larkspur May 14, 2009 1374
Blue Iris Wildflower Larkspur
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Bastard Toadflax
  Bastard Toadflax May 14, 2009 2006
Little Five Petal White Wildflower
[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?pid=2150[[]]
Bastard Toadflax
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Lupine Wildflower
  Lupine Wildflower May 14, 2009 4012
Lupine Wildflower
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VIDEO: Wild Edible Plants
  VIDEO: Wild Edible Plants May 15, 2009 2219
Cleavers Plant, hairy square stem, salad greens cook 10 minutes, roots can be used for tea and coffee.

Swamp Violet Vitamin A & C, tea.
Dandelions.
Woodland Strawberry plant.

Video: Wild Edibles Part 2
http://www.wildernessoutfittersarchery.com/
VIDEO: Wild Edible Plants
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Miner's Lettuce: Edible Weed
  Miner's Lettuce: Edible Weed May 15, 2009 5957
Water plant that looks like a lilypad.
Miner's lettuce, Winter Purslane, Spring Beauty, and Indian lettuce.

AKA: Montia perfoliata.

VIDEO: Stalking Wild Greens: Miner's Lettuce

Miner's lettuce is rich in vitamins A and C. I also contains many trace minerals. The plant is very juicy and pleasant to eat!
Miner's Lettuce: Edible Weed
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Virginia Spring Beauty
  Virginia Spring Beauty May 15, 2009 4219
Virginia Spring Beauty, Claytonia virginica.
White and Pink Wildflowers

As a member of the Purslane family, Viginia Spring Beauty is edible, and rather tastey.

AKA:Spring Beauty, Good Morning Spring, Virginia Springbeauty
Virginia Spring Beauty
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Fragrant Evening Primrose
  Fragrant Evening Primrose May 15, 2009 1728
White Lily-like Wildflower Fragrant Evening Primrose
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Wild Chicory, chicorée sauvage
  Wild Chicory, chicorée sauvage May 17, 2009 1320

Height: Two to three ft.

Foliage: Alternate, clustered at base, long petioles, irregularly toothed to deeply lobed

Flowers: Perfect, strap shaped ray flowers, sky blue petals

Bloom time: June - October

Habitat: Roadsides, grasslands, waste ground and other uncultivated land

Soil: Prefers neutral or limestone soils

Other: May be considered a
Wild Chicory, chicorée sauvage
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Western Yellow Salsify
  Western Yellow Salsify May 18, 2009 8363
Could be Tragopogon porrifolius

Similar to the Meadow Salsify, T. pratensis, but the bracts which show behind the flower, a distinctive feature of salsifies, are longer and more noticeable.
The flowers open early in the morning and often close up by late afternoon. Later the plant forms a seed head that resembles that of the dandelions but is distinctly larger.
Western Yellow Salsify
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Video: Savage in the Wild
  Video: Savage in the Wild May 19, 2009 951
Video: Savage in the Wild 7
Join ethnobotanist Nat Bletter as he shows us around some good foraging spots in New York City. He tells us about his work with indigenous folks, and bridging the medicine trail.

Pigweed, Burdock, Mullberry.
Video: Savage in the Wild
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Sweet Marjoram
  Sweet Marjoram May 21, 2009 1317
Aromatic herb belonging to the mint family. Wild marjoram (O. vulgare) is found in both Europe and Asia and has become naturalized in the Americas; the sweet marjoram (O. majorana) used in cooking is widely cultivated. Sweet Marjoram
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Wild Rose
  Wild Rose May 23, 2009 2391
Wild Rose
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Sonchus Sow thistle
  Sonchus Sow thistle June 04, 2009 7075
Groudsel or Dandelion-like Aster.
AKA Hare Thistles, Hare Lettuces, Puha, Rareke

The stem contains a milky sap.
Like the true thistles, sow thistles are in the family Asteraceae.

They are also edible to humans as a leaf vegetable; old leaves and stalks can be bitter but young leaves have a flavour similar to lettuce.
When cooked it tastes a little
Sonchus Sow thistle
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Wild Buckwheat, Sulfur Buckwheat
  Wild Buckwheat, Sulfur Buckwheat June 07, 2009 5367
Eriogonum species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). Several of these are monophagous, meaning that their caterpillars only feed on this genus, sometimes just on a single taxon of Eriogonum. Wild buckwheat flowers are also an important source of food for these and other Lepidoptera. In some cases, the relationship is so close that Eriogonum and depen Wild Buckwheat, Sulfur Buckwheat
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Western Yellow Wallflower
  Western Yellow Wallflower June 07, 2009 3572
This is one of the more flowery varieties of wild Brassica in Utah. The flower are about 3 inches across. Western Yellow Wallflower
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Collomia Grandiflora
  Collomia Grandiflora June 07, 2009 1723
Orange Collomia Flower
Little Orange Wild Flowers
Collomia Grandiflora
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Diamond Clarkia
  Diamond Clarkia June 07, 2009 1758
Exotic Purple Utah Wildflower
Diamond Clarkia
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Wasatch Penstemon
  Wasatch Penstemon June 07, 2009 3377


Penstemon heterophyllus ‘ Blue Springs'
Foothill Penstemon
Purple Wildflower
No watering is needed once established. Perfect for rock gardens.

Pestemon info:
http://www.wildgingerfarm.com/Penstemon.htm
Wasatch Penstemon
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Japanese Honeysuckle
  Japanese Honeysuckle June 07, 2009 2403
Although called "Japonica" this species of Honeysuckle has most of it's historical, folklorical and medicinal roots in China.

Yellow and White Shrub Flowers
significant source of food for deer, rabbits, hummingbirds and other wildlife.

It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and is used (often in combination with Forsythia suspensa) to dispel he
Japanese Honeysuckle
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Staining Collomia - Collomia tinctoria
  Staining Collomia - Collomia tinctoria June 07, 2009 1837
Could be Collomia linearis
Tiny Pink Wildflowers.
The seeds were used as a dark dye for clothing.
staining collomia
yellowstain collomia
Staining Collomia - Collomia tinctoria
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White and Purple Larkspur
  White and Purple Larkspur June 07, 2009 5430
The common name, Larkspur, is shared with the closely related genus Consolida.

The scientific name comes from the Latin for dolphin, alluding to the shape of the opening flower.
White Orchid Wildflower
Like Pale Larkspur, Delphinium leucophaeum,

Twolobe Larkspur Delphinium nuttallianum
The plant was connected to Saint Odile and in popular medicine used against eye disea
White and Purple Larkspur
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Apache Plume Wildflower
  Apache Plume Wildflower June 07, 2009 1255
sometimes confused with the Cliffrose (Cowania mexicana)
resembles Apache war headresses. Tewa Indians used the stems of Apache Plumes to make brooms and arrow shafts.
Apache Plume Wildflower
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Wild White Mushroom
  Wild White Mushroom June 09, 2009 2230
Wild White Mushroom
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White Wild Mushroom
  White Wild Mushroom June 09, 2009 2321

A single fungi over a trunk.
White Wild Mushroom
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Orange Wild Mushroom
  Orange Wild Mushroom June 09, 2009 1601


Orange Wild Mushroom
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Perilla (Shiso)
  Perilla (Shiso) June 16, 2009 6098
Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Perilla (per-IL-uh)
Species: frutescens (froo-TESS-enz)
Perilla, or Shiso, is a genus of annual herb that is a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae. In mild climates the plant reseeds itself. The most common species is Perilla frutescens var. japonica or shiso which is mainly grown in India and East Asi
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Carrot
  Carrot June 30, 2009 1883
The edible part of a carrot is a taproot. It is a domesticated form of the wild carrot Daucus carota, AKA Wild Carrot, Queen Anne's Lace. Carrot
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Western Cottonwood Tree
  Western Cottonwood Tree June 30, 2009 19752
Same as

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AKA Fremont's Cottonwood

Fremont cottonwood has been used mainly in the past for fuel and fence posts. Its principal uses today are for erosion control, wildlife food and shelter, and shade for livestock and recreation facilities. It is also grown for ornamental plantings and windbreaks.

Native American
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Queen Anne's Lace - Wild Carrot
  Queen Anne's Lace - Wild Carrot July 02, 2009 7571
AKA: Bird's Nest, Bishop's Lace

The name Queen Anne's Lace comes from a British monarch who was skilled at making lace and doilies. The dark flower in the middle is sed to be a drop of blood from Queen Anne pricking her finger.

This dark flower is more likely used to attract pollinators.

Related to Fennel, Coriander, Celery, Parsley etc. All roots can
Queen Anne's Lace - Wild Carrot
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Hairy False Goldenaster
  Hairy False Goldenaster July 02, 2009 1874
Hairy False Goldenaster

Wild Yellow Daisy
Hairy False Goldenaster
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Introduction to Poisonous Plants of the Eastern Woodlands
  Introduction to Poisonous Plants of the Eastern Woodlands July 03, 2009 2354


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Related:
Hiking Survival Tips & Techniques : How to Avoid Dangerous Plants when Hiking
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Sunflower
  Sunflower July 03, 2009 3838
The term "sunflower" is used to refer to all plants of the genus Helianthus, many of which are perennial plants.

The florets within the sunflower's cluster are arranged in a spiral pattern. Typically each floret is oriented toward the next by approximately the golden angle, 137.5°, producing a pattern of interconnecting spirals where the number of left spirals and the number
Sunflower
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Fuller's Teasel, Wild Teasel
  Fuller's Teasel, Wild Teasel July 05, 2009 5560
teasel or teazel or teazle

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Dipsacus fullonum, syn. Dipsacus sylvestris, is a species of flowering plant known by the common names Fuller's teasel and wild teasel. It is native to Eurasia and North Africa, but it is known in the Americas, southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand as an introduced species and often a noxious weed. The inflorescence is
Fuller's Teasel, Wild Teasel
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Wild Geranium
  Wild Geranium July 08, 2009 1674
Wild Geranium
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Thimbleberry
  Thimbleberry July 09, 2009 7259
Thimbleberry

(Rubus parviflorus)
Wild Raspberry
Western Thimbleberry, Salmonberry, Mountain Sorrel, White Flowering Raspberry, Western Thimble Raspberry.

Unlike most other members of the genus, it has no thorns.

Like other raspberries it is not a true berry, but instead an aggregate fruit of numerous drupelets around a central core.
wild thimbleberries make an e
Thimbleberry
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Gordon's Ivesia - Yellow Wildflower
  Gordon's Ivesia - Yellow Wildflower July 13, 2009 1413
Gordon's Ivesia - Yellow Wildflower
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Wild Mustard, Charlock
  Wild Mustard, Charlock July 20, 2009 1751
Wild Mustard, Charlock
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Wild Rose
  Wild Rose July 22, 2009 1662
Wild Rose
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Wild Columbine
  Wild Columbine July 23, 2009 493
Wild Columbine
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Wild Iris
  Wild Iris July 23, 2009 3816
The blue flag is the provincial flower of Quebec.

It is NOT edible. It can be confused with edible cat-tails, but tastes horrible, and has flat leaves, not thick leaves.
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White and Yellow  Spanish Flag
  White and Yellow Spanish Flag July 24, 2009 2995
Lantana camara, also known as Spanish Flag, is native to tropical regions in Central and South America. Lantana camara has been introduced into other parts of the world as an ornamental plant, it is considered an invasive species in many tropical areas.

It is sometimes known as "red (yellow, wild) sage", despite its classification in a separate family to sage (Lamiaceae), and a d
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Kissing Bug (Mexican Bed Bug)
  Kissing Bug (Mexican Bed Bug) July 31, 2009 21457
The members of Triatominae , a subfamily of Reduviidae, are also known as conenose bugs, kissing bugs, assassin bugs or triatomines. Most of the 130 or more species of this subfamily are haematophagous, i.e. feed on vertebrate blood; a very few species feed on other invertebrates. They are mainly found and widespread in the Americas, with a few species present in Asia, Africa and Australia. These Kissing Bug (Mexican Bed Bug)
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Evening Primrose
  Evening Primrose July 31, 2009 4439
Primulaceae
Evening-Primrose, Suncups, and Sundrops.

The whole plant was used to prepare an infusion with astringent and sedative properties. It was considered to be effective in healing asthmatic coughs, gastro-intestinal disorders, whooping cough and as a sedative pain-killer.

Young roots can be eaten like a vegetable (with a peppery flavor), or the shoots can be e
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Cedro Japones, Japanese Cedar
  Cedro Japones, Japanese Cedar August 04, 2009 3953
A criptoméria é uma árvore de grandes dimensões, antes incluída na extinta família botânica das Taxodiaceae, única no seu género botânico. Tem ramos verticilados, ascendentes nas pontas. As suas folhas são lineares, verde-azuladas.
Cryptomeria is a genus of conifer in the cypress family Cupressaceae formerly belonging to
Cedro Japones, Japanese Cedar
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Croton Petra
  Croton Petra August 05, 2009 8745
In tropical climates, crotons make attractive hedges and potted patio specimens, valued for their striking foliage. They only survive outdoors where temperatures do not normally drop below 10° to 13° C in winter; colder temperatures can cause leaf loss. In colder climates, the plants are grown in greenhouses or as house plants. The cultivated garden crotons are usually smaller than the wil Croton Petra
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Wild Radish
  Wild Radish August 06, 2009 1926
This is one of the larger Brassica flowers. This is a garden variety. Wild Radish
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Wild Hyacinth
  Wild Hyacinth August 06, 2009 1265
Speedwell Wild Hyacinth
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Showy Wild Aster
  Showy Wild Aster August 09, 2009 2222
Showy Wild Aster
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Cerastium Wild Chickweed
  Cerastium Wild Chickweed August 09, 2009 2226
Cerastium Wild Chickweed
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Wild Yellow Aster
  Wild Yellow Aster August 09, 2009 4668
Wild Yellow Aster
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Radish
  Radish August 12, 2009 2273
Raphanus means "quickly complete", which refers to the quick grow speed.


Radishes are suggested as an alternative treatment for a variety of ailments including whooping cough, cancer, coughs, gastric discomfort, liver problems, constipation, dyspepsia, gallbladder problems, arthritis, gallstones, kidney stones and intestinal parasites.


The seeds of the Raphanus
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Lilac
Lilac
Small Wildflower (white and pink)
  Small Wildflower (white and pink) August 17, 2009 462
I know that there isn't a picture, I am still working on it. Small Wildflower (white and pink)
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Streambank Wild Hollyhock
  Streambank Wild Hollyhock August 25, 2009 1662
Streambank Wild Hollyhock

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