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Lambsquarters

Lamb’s Quarters Chenopodium Album

Lamb’s quarters grow throughout the world. Most Americans see this as an invasive weed because it seems to grow in many places it is not wanted. Its habitats are roadsides, ditches, waste areas and anywhere in which the soil has been disturbed.

Lamb’s quarters is in the same family as spinach and is comparable to it in nutrition. When foraging it is advisable to not pick in places where the soil contains high amounts of nitrates or other toxic substances because it will be absorbed into the leaves.



Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley Convallaria Majalis

This herbaceous perennial, which spreads by rhizomes, is native to North Asia and Europe. It is planted as a ground cover and appreciated for it’s fragrant white bell shaped flowers.



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