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Offline healthybratt

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Add all of your ID sites here.  I made the topic sticky, to make them easy to find.
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I really like this site:

http://www.all-creatures.org/picb/wfshl-photo.html

Has a lot of pix of plants we've been discussing lately.  Esp. the purple one people are trying to ID.  ;)

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« Last Edit: May 05, 2009, 02:24:40 PM by Yooper »

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http://www.alabamaplants.com/

VERY nice--go by flower color, leaves, etc.

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Some tips and an intro to foraging:

http://www.eattheweeds.com/www.EatTheWeeds.Com/EatTheWeeds.com/Entries/1969/12/19_YOU_CAN_LEARN_TO_FORAGE_FOR_WILD_EDIBLES.html


...The first one is if it looks like a mint and smells like a mint it is a mint and is edible. But, it must do both. If it looks like a mint but does not smell like a mint, don't eat it. If it smells like a mint but does not look like one, don't eat it. What does a mint look like? You’ll learn that later.

This same rule applies to garlic and onions. If it looks like a garlic and smells like a garlic it is a garlic. If it looks like and onion and smells like an onion it is an onion. But both elements must be present. Here in Florida we have a plant which before blossoming looks just like a garlic, even has a bulb, but NO garlic odor. It can make you very sick if not kill you.

The fourth guideline you'll learn in this blog is that almost all plants with white sap are NOT edible. There are some exceptions and you will learn those along the way. White sap is a huge warning sign a plant is not edible. As for white berries, 99.9999 percent of those are indeed toxic. Don't eat them. I know of one exception and it is geographically very isolated.

The fifth rule is real short: All mustards are edible. Some taste better than others, or are more digestible than others, but all mustards are edible.

The sixth one is that all mallows are edible in some way except cotton (excluding refined cottonseed oil.) It will vary which part of the mallow is edible, but other than cotton, mallows are edible in some way...



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http://www.mlra.org/wildflowers/latespring.htm lets you search not just by color, but by bloom time.

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Haven't explored this site much, but think it'll be useful:

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PAOB6

(Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, TX)

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Re: Plants, Herbs, Vines, Trees & Shrubs Identification Resources [Websites]
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2009, 05:05:37 PM »
Steven Foster's Herb and Medicinal Plant Stock Photography:

http://www.stevenfoster.com/

Great photos!!! Searchable by latin or common name.

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'tis the season!   ;D

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