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Here is an edible weed that might just be covering a part of your yard!
The low-growing common chickweed tastes great in salad or boiled as greens.
Click the links below for chickweed recipes!

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Eat the Weeds
Stellaria species
Edible Wild Food

The common chickweed (Stellaria media) is common indeed!
I used to find this growing everywhere in Michigan, but haven’t seen it here in Texas.

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More on this lowly edible plant:
Weed Gallery
Arkive (wow! they have plants, too!)
Kingdom Plantae

Can you find a LIANA?

Everyone, when exploring the woods, can find several examples of “tree” or “shrub”… but can you find an example of a liana?
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There are “8 to 11” species of Sarracenia or pitcher plants in North America!
These carnivorous plants can exist on poor soil by trapping & devouring insects.

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Borage is such a popular herb and wildflower that it has its botanical family named after it — Boraginaceae (about 2000 species)!

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Click the links above for Wikipedia, click the pic for the best online article, or click below for more info on this beloved herb!

A Modern Herbal
Plants for a Future
Illinois Wildflowers (great pics!)
Seedaholic (lots on cultivation)

The parasitic Cytinus hypocistis plant appears as a tiny red and yellow flaming bunches beneath rockrose (Cistis) bushes in the Mediterranean, including coastal France and Corsica.

 
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MORE pics — including habitat (host plant)!