Vegetables and Other Edible Plants
Plants with edible parts (fruits, flowers, foliage, seeds, roots) are given this symbol. See the list of recommended books at the bottom of the page to learn more about growing fruit, nuts, vegetables and edible plants. Floridata profiles almost all of your favorite vegetables (tomatos, peppers, garlic, etc.); herbs (parsley, sage, rosemary and etc.); and many unusual species (orach, water chestnut, pomegranate, etc.). We've also included plants that you can eat although you probably don't want too - like kudzu vine!.
Around this time of year farmers here in Kentucky remove the flower buds from the waist-high tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) plants. Sometimes they miss a few, like this on, and the showy, fragrant flowers make an appearance. Click to download a large of version (800x600) of this beautiful burley blossom from my home state of Kentucky (which is also preparing to re-enter the commercial hemp, Cannabis sativa market).
In addition to our Plant Profiles, there are hundreds more pages that you can visit on Floridata's Articles and Resources page where you find links to our Butterfly Gallery that profiles 49 species, a Wildflower Meadow Gardening "how to" and many other gardening and natural science features.
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