Is anyone interested in finding wild plants which are edible. I don't see anything listed that might consider this topic. I am curious about the tick weed seeds which my pets and I pick up whenever we walk outdoors. My dogs love to eat them. Could they be something suitable for humans? Are they safe for my dogs? I've not seen anything about their toxicity on the internet. Hello! Any botanists out there?
I sometimes freak out friends and relatives by eating plants on walks. It takes a lot of research and double/triple checking before you do something for the first time. I have no idea about tick weed. Good luck on your search and be careful.
A really great new book on gathering wild foods is Nature's Garden by Samuel Thayer. He deals with a bunch of different plants, and it's clear that he has actually eaten them all instead of just listing what other people say about them. I've learned a lot from it.
I have my horseradish and comfrey planted together at one end of a vegetable bed. They do look quite similar... the horseradish leaf is wider, smooth, and doesn't have the slight cast of gray to the leaves.
I've not tasted the comfrey either... I grow it to use as a fertilizer for my tomatoes.
Any seeds would take a quantity to fill me up but if seeds had a flavor they could be used as a spice. I actually believe that although the dogs eat them, the seeds are probably passed through their systems, generating reproduction of these weeds. Same is true of birds and other wildlife that eat seeds.
Yep and Bears spread our berry seeds around too.
A good fiber to clean out the digestive system.
Comfrey should not be eaten but a little can be used internally to stop internal bleeding but it not to be used internally.
Comfrey is great used externally as a poultice for broken bones healing wounds it is one of the fastest make shure the wound is clean so no dirt gets trapped inside the wound to cause infection later.