Edible Plants -- continued

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Wintergreen, Checkerberry (Gaultheria procumbens)

I can never resist chewing the leaf or berry. Also makes a terrific tea but do not boil and keep covered while steeping to retain the flavor

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Wild Mint (Mentha arvensis)

Good tea or flavoring

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Stinging nettle (Urtica dioicaa)

Studies suggest CNS-depressant, antibacterial, and mitogenic activity, inhibits effects of adrenaline. Germans have been using root in treatment against prostate cancer. Russians use the leaves in alcohol for inflamation of the gall bladder and hepatitis

One of the favorite foods of the Mountain Gorilla. High in protein, minerals and vitamins. Drying or cooking takes the sting out.

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Green Algea

It is said to be edible but I have never tried it

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Northern White Pine (Pinus strobus)

Leaves, buds, inner bark and sap are delicious and nutritious. A large tree of 150 feet could provide much food  and medicine for the Winter for many, as it did the Native Americans. Rich in ascorbic acid (vitamin C), it combatted scurvy during Winter when Vitamin C in fresh, green plants was lacking.

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Indian Cucumber-root (Medeola virginiana)

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Cheeses (Malva neglecta)

Young leaves and green fruit

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Oxey Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

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Bladder Campion (Silene cucubalus)

tender young leaves

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