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Curled Dock or Yellow Dock. They young leaves may be eaten raw. Once the flower spikes appear, as in this photo, boiling it in a change of water removes some of the bitterness. Mix it with milder greens to cut the flavor more. A soup can be made by dicing up young dock leaves and tossing them in a can of mushroom soup with some crumbled bacon and diced potatoes. The papery sheath holding the seeds is a natural laxative. The seeds can be roasted for a snack, boiled into porridge, etc.

Curled Dock or Yellow Dock. They young leaves may be eaten raw. Once the flower spikes appear, as in this photo, boiling it in a change of water removes some of the bitterness. Mix it with milder greens to cut the flavor more. A soup can be made by dicing up young dock leaves and tossing them in a can of mushroom soup with some crumbled bacon and diced potatoes. The papery sheath holding the seeds is a natural laxative. The seeds can be roasted for a snack, boiled into porridge, etc.

Have you seen this purple, fuzzy looking weed with square stems and teeny tiny pink flowers popping up in lawns? Meet Lamium purpureum, a mint family plant known as Purple Dead Nettle. It is edible and high in antioxidants, those cancer-busting compounds we can all use more of! Source: http://firstways.com/

Have you seen this purple, fuzzy looking weed with square stems and teeny tiny pink flowers popping up in lawns? Meet Lamium purpureum, a mint family plant known as Purple Dead Nettle. It is edible and high in antioxidants, those cancer-busting compounds we can all use more of! Source: http://firstways.com/

stingingnettle by merriwether, via Flickr

stingingnettle by merriwether, via Flickr

Common Plantain - Weekly Weeder #14 - Range and identification of plantain. Plantain as food and habitat for wildlife. Medicinal uses of common plantain. Plantain folklore.

Common Plantain - Weekly Weeder #14

Common Plantain - Weekly Weeder #14 - Range and identification of plantain. Plantain as food and habitat for wildlife. Medicinal uses of common plantain. Plantain folklore.

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