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purple prairie clover
Pinkish purple flower spikes on a cylinder-shaped head, spiky leaves. Strong anti-bacterial. Whole plant used for heart and overall health. Roots used for measles, pneumonia etc. Fruit is legume pod containing 1-2 seeds. Very nutritious food. Leaves made into tea. Roots can be eaten raw.
Tiny flowers in a ring around a cylindrical cone. Leaf tea used for heart, diarrhea. Peeled stems edible. Roots sweet tasting, ok to eat raw.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz