Wild Edibles of West Virginia

Wild Edibles of West Virginia Part Nineteen The black walnut

Wild Edibles of West Virginia Part Nineteen The black walnut

The black walnut tree used to be a staple in everyone’s backyard orchard planted along with apple and peach trees. The nuts from this tree have a stronger taste than its English Walnut cousin and are more difficult to harvest.…

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Wild Edibles Of West Virginia Part Eighteen Chamaenerion angustifolium Fireweed

Wild Edibles Of West Virginia Part Eighteen Chamaenerion angustifolium Fireweed

Fireweed, a passable spinach substitute, is also available in the higher mountains. The young plants are prepared by boiling for about 10 minutes. Also, a rather nice tea can be prepared by boiling mature, shade-dried leaves of this beautiful flower…

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Wild Edibles Of West Virginia Part Seventeen Morus nigra The black mulberry

Wild Edibles Of West Virginia Part Seventeen Morus nigra The black mulberry

Morus nigra, called black mulberry or blackberry (not to be confused with the blackberries which are various species of Rubus), is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae, native to southwestern Asia, where it has been cultivated for…

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