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edible angelica

edible angelica

Grows up to 6ft (2m). Depending on the variety, flowers range from pale lavender-blue to deep rose and have a licorice-celery-like flavor. Use seeds, stems, young leaves and shoots. Leaves used in salads or tea. Stems can be eaten raw. Has stimulating effects on digestive system. Helps relieve indigestion, gas, colic, heartburn. Helps cough up phlegm and relieve bronchitis. Used for colds, respiratory system, liver, strengthening heart, increasing circulation and energy, antibacterial, anti-fungal, hepatitis, . Dried root powder used for athlete’s foot, insecticide. Take in moderation because it might cause dermatitis. It thins blood, so don’t take it if you are on anticoagulants. Promotes menstruation. Do not take if pregnant or diabetic. WARNING- DO NOT CONFUSE WITH POISON HEMLOCK AND GIANT HOGWEED! They look similar. Look at the leaves.

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ground elder

ground elder

A food source imported into England by the Romans that got out of control. Also called Bishop’s weed, has white flower clusters like poison hemlock, but leaves are very different, more like an Elder (but unrelated). Small white 5-petal flowers. Very invasive nuisance plant that takes over other plants, even a tiny piece of root left in ground grows new plants, making this is a limitless food source. All aboveground parts are edible (not roots) Young leaves used as salad greens. Pinch off pre-flowering bugs to keep leaves more nutritious. Plant is diuretic and laxative. Used medicinally for gout, arthritis, rheumatism, bladder disorders. Has triangular stem (no toxic lookalike does)
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like goutweed, whose powerful, invasive roots can destroy an entire
You can establish a ground cover at its feet with two fine 18th-century introductions "from away": the azure blue lungwort (Pulmonaria angustifolia) and variegated goutweed. If you also let the old-fashioned bouncing Bet grow in a wide mat as it likes to do, its pink flowers will perfume the air in the early evening.
Those include goutweed, tree of heaven, oriental bittersweet, black swallowwort and kudzu.
pachysandra, periwinkle, Hosta, plumy bleeding heart, bearberry, barren strawberry, goutweed (careful that it and Lamium are prevented from covering the entire property).
Passers-by would pause to admire the charming tableau, with its hens and chicks, Campanula, purple rockcress, white thyme, sedum, yarrow and Bishops's goutweed. Friends and neighbours offered her plants and slips to fill in empty corners.
Aegopodium podagracia 'Variegatum' Bishop's Goutweed