Quote: "Dock - a perennial weed in the buckwheat family. In early spring basal leaves emerge from a stout taproot. By summer the plant has reddish & rigid stems 2-4 ft tall; then flower stems show up with greenish flowers. There are 2 types of dock (curly and broadleaf). As an edible plant, its leaves are rich in vitamins A and C, containing an easily digested iron that is essential. Use the youngest leaves in salads and the older leaves for teas or stir fries."
Pineapple weed flower s and leaves are a tasty finger food while hiking or toss in salads. Flowers can also be dried out and crushed so that it can be used as flour. As with chamomile, pineapple weed is very good as a tea. Pineapple weed flowers may become bitter by the time the plant blooms, but are still good to eat.
Amaranth/Pigweed is a common weed that is highly nutritious! Use the greens in soups, stir fries, or salads. eat the dried seeds raw or roasted. The seeds are very high protein and have lysine, fiber, and calcium. A single plant can produce 100,000 seeds! The leaves have vitamins A and C, iron, fiber, calcium, and manganese. Amaranth is a highly sustainable food crop because of its drought resistance and fast rate of growth and proliferation.