Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) Other common name: Garden asparagus *Note: May be confused with unrelated plant species that are also referred to as “asparagus,” such as Ornithogalum pyrenaicum (AKA Prussian asparagus). Purple […]

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Dead nettles (Lamium spp.)

Dead nettles (Lamium spp.) Other common names: Archangel, henbit, blind nettle, bee nettle, deaf nettle *Note: This entry covers the three most widely used dead nettle species – white (Lamium album), […]

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Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)

Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) Other common names: Common fireweed, great willow herb, rose bay willow herb, wicopy, blooming Sally, wild asparagus, purple rocket, perennial fireweed *Note that there are several unrelated species with the common […]

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True maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris)

True maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) Other common names: Venus hair, Southern maidenhair, five- finger fern, black maidenhair fern, rock fern. *Not to be confused with the maidenhair tree, or common maidenhair (Asplenium […]

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Uva-ursi (Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi)

Uva-ursi (Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi) syn. Arbutus Uva-Ursi Other common names: Bearberry, arberry, bear grape, kinnikinnik, hogberry, mountain cranberry, rockberry, sandberry, mountain box, manzanita The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission […]

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Kava (Piper methysticum)

Kava (Piper methysticum) Other common names: Kava-kava, yongona, wurzelstock, kawa, long pepper, ava pepper, ava root, gi, gea, rauschpfeffer, sakau, tonga, waka, yaqona, yaquon, awa, maluk, malohu, intoxicating pepper. The following information may not […]

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Yellow gentian (Gentiana lutea)

Yellow gentian (Gentiana lutea) Other names: Great yellow gentian, gall weed, bitterwort, bitter root, pale gentian, felwort *Note that there are many other species of gentian that are also used medicinally. […]

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Flax (Linum usitatissimum)

Flax (Linum usitatissimum) Other common names: Linseed, common flaxseed, flax meal, brown flaxseed The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit given. […]

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Rose (Rosa spp.)

Rose (Rosa spp.) Other common names: Apothecary rose, tea rose, cabbage rose, wild rose, dog rose, damask rose, and other species. The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published […]

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Celery (Apium graveolens var. dulce)

Celery (Apium graveolens var. dulce) Other common names: Smallage, celery seed, selleriefruchte, garden celery The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit […]

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Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) Other common names: Common nettle The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit given. Please contact me via email […]

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Beetroot (Beta vulgaris)

Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) Other common names: Garden beet, table beet, mangel wurzel, spinach beet The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit […]

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Birch, Common (Betula alba)

Birch, Common (Betula alba) Other common names: Monoecia triandria, white birch, Betula pendula alba, B. pubescens, B. verrucosa The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate […]

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Common horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

Common horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Other common names: Snake grass, bottle-brush, shave grass, field horsetail, puzzle grass, pewter wort The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my […]

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Blueberry/Bilberry (Vaccinium spp.)

Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) Other common names: Vaccinium corymbosum (North America’s most common blueberry variety), Vaccinium myrtillus (known in Europe as bilberry) and other species under the same common names, whortleberry, high bush […]

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Borage (Borago officinalis)

Borage (Borago officinalis) Other common names: Starflower, burrage, common borage, common bugloss, cool tankard The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit given. Please […]

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Corn silk (Zea mays)

Corn silk (Zea mays) Other common names: Corn!, maize The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit given. Please contact me via […]

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Chickweed (Stellaria media)

Chickweed (Stellaria media) Other names: Starweed, star chickweed, Alsine media, augentrosgräs (German) The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit given. Please […]

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Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare, or Chrysanthemum leucanthemum))

Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare, or Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) Other common names: Marguerite daisy, white daisy, moon daisy, horse gowan, greater ox-eye, butter daisy, dun daisy, maudlin daisy, etc. The following information may […]

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Plantain (Plantago major – broad-leafed, or plantago lanceolata – narrow-leafed)

Plantain (Plantago major – broad-leafed, or plantago lanceolata – narrow-leafed) Other common names: Ripple grass, slan-lus, waybread, cuckoo’s beard, Englishman’s foot, white man’s foot, Weybroed, snake weed (careful there are […]

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Guggul (Commiphora wightii)

Guggul (Commiphora wightii) Other common names: Guggal, Mukul myrrh tree, guggulipid (product name), balsamodendrum mukul, devadhupa, bdellium tree, koushika, palankasha, balsamodendrum wightii, Commiphora mukul. Family: Burseraceae The following information may not […]

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Coconut (Cocos nucifera)

Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Other common names: Cocoanut, coconut palm. Family:  Arecaceae The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate credit given. Please contact me via […]

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Elder (Sambucus nigra)

Elder (Sambucus nigra) Other common names: Black elder, ellhorn (German), pipe tree, elderberry, European elder, hylantree, bour- or boretree. Caution: Do not consume red elder berries, this is not the same species […]

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Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea)

Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) Other common names: Verge d’Or, solidago, goldruthe, woundwort, Aaron’s rod, Goldrutenkraut (German) The following information may not be re-posted, copied or published without my permission and appropriate […]

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Garden Angelica (Angelica archangelica, or Archangelica officinalis)

Garden Angelica (Angelica archangelica, or Archangelica officinalis) Other common names: Wild celery, Norwegian angelica, holy ghost, archangel, angelique. *Be aware that there are multiple species of angelica, some used medicinally […]

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