Edible plants- Kudzu: the leaves, stem tips, roots and blooms can be eaten raw, steamed or boiled. Kudzu looks very similar to poison ivy – be sure you know how to distinguish between the two plants!! Kudzu also produces beautiful, purple-colored, grape-smelling blossoms that make delicious jelly, candy, and syrup. Some people have even used these to make homemade wine.
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Wild Peppergrass for a Native Spice ... What's amazing to me is that even growing up in an urban area (Hartford, CT) when I was little I often put these plants in my mouth, as if I knew they were edible.
White clover: medicinal uses: cleanses blood, boils, sores, wounds, etc., heals disorders and diseases of the eye. A tea is used to treat coughs, colds, fevers and leucorrhea. A tincture of the leaves can be applied as an ointment for gout. A tea of the flowers used as an eyewash.
Wintergreen - The berries, found in the fall, are edible. The leaves (found year round) are dried and made into a tea that tastes a bit like -- you got it -- wintergreen. Look in the woods for this one.