8 Weeds You Can Eat

8 Weeds You Can Eat

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Purslane

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This hearty plant features spoon-shaped, fleshy leaves, reddish, succulent stems,  and tiny yellow flowers.

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Dandelion

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it’s one of the best weeds to eat. Because its good source of vitamins C, A, K, plus potassium;

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Sourgrass

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Also known as yellow woodsorrel, this native North American perennial plant isn't a grass at all.

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Chickweed

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With a similar taste to parsley, this plant likes cool weather, so it’s best harvested in late spring and fall.

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Sumac

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Sometimes called the “weed tree,” The edible part of this short, sapling-like tree is its brick-red fruit clusters in the shape of a cone.

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Wild Mustard

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This plant is so hardy, it can even be found in Greenland and near the North Pole.

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Galinsoga

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In the U.S., it’s more commonly seen in large fields, popping up as a nuisance among crops rather than in gardens.

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Lambsquarters

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Often found in fields and pastures, orchards, gardens, and even along the roadside, this super common weed has almost triangular, toothed leaves with a bluish-green tint.